A member (Adrian, in fact) writes:

“I’ll be in Toronto watching the Red Sox. I have 16 Toonies riding on that series. The Toonie, by the bye, is the wonderful bi-metallic coin of Canada, which is twice as valuable as its plainer cousin, the Loonie. The reason why many Canadians wear suspenders is because stuffing your pockets with Loonies and Toonies can cause your trousers to drop. I speak from experience.”

So here’s today’s writing challenge. Compose a limerick using “Loonies” and “Toonies” (and a rhyme of your choice) for the A rhyme, and something to do with suspenders or pockets or stuffing for the B rhyme.

I know we claim not to do poetry, but a case could be made that such an exclusion is inapplicable to Limericks. If you don’t know what a Limerick is, bless your sheltered soul.

Plug your attempt into a comment below. If you have more than one, plug each into its own comment.

If you have ideas for the DWC, please, please let me know or just go ahead and post one yourself.

Join the conversation! 1 Comment

  1. There once was a coin called the Loon
    On which a noble bird was festooned
    The Queen was befuddled
    So the value doubled
    And so now the Loon is attooned.



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About Dean Quarrell

Mr. Quarrell was born in 1946, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has so far survived various public schools, community college, university (his baccalaureate degree is in English but written in Latin), the US Air Force, and various employment, including 30 years in the software industry. He lives and writes in New Hampshire.


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