The OEDILF just opened a new letter range, which meant it was time to post my first new limerick there in four months—a nod and a wink at our southern neighbours.

The English: a diffident race,
Who display, on the whole, not a trace
Of imperial pride,
Nor a stubborn divide
Between classes. (Says he, with straight face.)

(It’s a long time since I posted my latest OEDILF limericks to this blog as well as to their own area, but this 274-word-a-day average won’t write itself.)

28 February 2012 · UK Culture