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PS "Berk" is a mildly insulting term in British English ... :blink:

For those in the know "Berk" is far from a mildly insulting term.

 

Visit here for a definition, but be warned its not for the feint hearted.

Oops! No wonder I didn't find it in my Chambers 20th Century dictionary (time for a new one, I know!). But in common parlance it seems to be used as an affectionate way of saying "idiot" - in my experience ...

 

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PS "Berk" is a mildly insulting term in British English ... :blink:

For those in the know "Berk" is far from a mildly insulting term.

 

Visit here for a definition, but be warned its not for the feint hearted.

Oops! No wonder I didn't find it in my Chambers 20th Century dictionary (time for a new one, I know!). But in common parlance it seems to be used as an affectionate way of saying "idiot" - in my experience ...

 

Samantha

Okay, I don't know what it is with you guys and *my footwear* but this has got to stop, LOL!

 

Here in the midwest, the terms "Birks" or "Birkies" are an abbreviation for "Birkenstocks," a particularly comfortable yet somewhat ugly brand of sandals very popular in the folkie/retired hippie crowd. I have 4 pairs. My father has a pair. My MOTHER has two pairs.

 

Now not only do I STILL have to figure out how to incorporate my genuine British wellies into my concertina playing, NOW I can't go up to someone and say, "nice Berks" without knowing I'm insulting their virtue.

 

Geez Louise! :lol:

 

BTW, my husband assures me I'm putting a great deal of welly into "Shepherd's Hey" which I just learned a couple days ago.

 

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;) Yes, but gee Rhomylly,

think of the great conversation starter or icebreaker you'll make when you mention "berks" to anyone.

Although I think this forum is the only one that is so concerned with footwear.

Or perhaps it is only your footwear.

Now I'm getting selfconscious because I am typing this while I am barefoot.

(I was going to say typing barefoot, but I just knew where that would lead.) :blink:

 

Helen

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Since limerick (de)composition has once again cropped up in these Forums, I thought I should revive this old thread.

 

As some of you know, each year the Northeast Squeeze In sponsors a limerick contest. ... Some folks (I'm one of them) think a haiku contest would also be fun.

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(If you don't know what "haiku" is, see the first post in this thread.)

 

Here's a new example:

Pinhole Æola,

Bellows never bellowing,

A period piece.
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This is kind of a limerick and a haiku in one. .. Haimerick? (sounds more like a life saving maneuver)...Limerku?

 

 

Wench from Nantucket

played naked on a bucket

Squeezebox with nine folds

 

This verse I will try

To not be overly shy

So mates, here I go

 

The wench was quite old

I got tired of standing so

Sat down beside her

 

The music's not bad

But I wish that squeezebox had

More folds to hide her

 

I know you were all waiting for that to go south! :P

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I've just edted my 'haiku' on good advice but I don't speak Japanese so i don't really understand how my favourite by Basho or anothe master fits the 5,7,5 format

 

 

A flitting firefly

Look look I call

But there is no one near

 

What is the stress in Japanese, could any expert please inform me

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I've just edted my 'haiku' on good advice but I don't speak Japanese so i don't really understand how my favourite by Basho or anothe master fits the 5,7,5 format

 

 

A flitting firefly

Look look I call

But there is no one near

 

What is the stress in Japanese, could any expert please inform me

Sorry, Japanese is like a foreign language to me. :rolleyes:

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