It’s time for another reveal of a naughty winner in the contest! I’ll keep counting them down right up until the Entomological Society of America Meeting.
As you may remember, the ESA is sponsoring a “clean” limerick contest. I take the position that the only good limerick is a bawdy limerick. That’s just how I roll.
The limerick packs laughs anatomicalInto space that is quite economicalBut the good ones I’ve seenSo seldom are cleanAnd the clean ones so seldom are comical.
(Thanks to Pieter B. for that one!)
This week’s winner follows a long distinguished tradition of insulting sexual poems and remarks. The “Yo Momma” insult, for example, was even used by the venerable Bard of Avon. Shakespeare’s “Yo Momma” was regrettably not in limerick form:
Act IV, Scene II of Titus Andronicus
Demetrius: “Villain, what hast thou done?”
Aaron: “That which thou canst not undo.”
Chiron: “Thou hast undone our mother.”
Aaron: “Villain, I have done thy mother.”
“That’s what she said” is also a long established variation on the insult poem, although I haven’t found any evidence of that in Shakespeare. Yet.
Without further ado:
Honorable Mention: Best Genital Insult
There once was a fellow named Paul
Whose wang was exceeding small.
He buggered a bug
On the edge of the rug
And the bug didn’t know it at all.
Hoist a tankard to our second winner!
I’ll email you an official certificate later this month.