Vocabulary Through Limericks
3. A monkey went into fantod
When instead of a banana he got a rod
And started jumping from tree to tree
That all creatures trembled to the knee
As though the forest had become the kingdom of Herod.
4. When it's time to pay the tithe
Believers almost always writhe
It's a shame the church hides from so many
That God doesn't need their penny
But their devotion and faith only.
My vocabulary, admittedly, is just about average. So last year I decided to build myself a blog to help me fill my half-full vocabulary glass with some more words that I am not familiar with. So far I am doing well.
And here are 6 sample words, presented through limericks, that were not at all part of my vocabulary before. Hope you enjoy reading them!
1. If everyone was jocose
And no one was morose
Being a clown would be tough
The world would be so rough
That he would live in remorse.
2. A man with acedia
Who lived in Arcadia
Said all y'er prayers to the Lord
Ain't gonna fetch no reward
For them was mere echolalia.
5. In sylvan green
All beauty is seen
As Nature comes to life
And there is no more strife
Only leaf and flower, and joy in-between.
6. A woman little and zaftig
Came to a town very big
Where she got a warm welcome
For she was very winsome
And was crowned with laurel twig.
Care to share the meaning of the highlighted words?