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How much for the ''Tappan Vee'' Bridge

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How much for the ''Tappan Vee'' Bridge

Tradition in old English proves
The plural for roof was once rooves
Back then grooves in courses
From heavy hooved horses
Formed goofs in the turf known as gooves

Author's note:  We keep a dial telephone in the house so that the youts who visit us can try 
it out!  Many have never seen or used one before.  And what does this nonsense have to do 
with the above?

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  1. Date: 3/3/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Our language has been changing over time, Duke. In grade school we learned that "builded" was just as acceptable as "built," but you never hear anyone saying, "Jack builded a house." I love limericks and this is really well done. Perfect rhyme and syllable count with quite a witty observation. Your note at the end made me laugh too. I remember the dial phones -- nostalgia from the good old days. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 10:10:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading the many diverse poems written by the many wonderful poets writing and sharing here at PoetrySoup today. I am happy that yours was among the ones I had the pleasure to read Duke. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 4:35:00 AM
    Cool Limerick as always Duke my friend.. how u been luv? this bridge in the NY area is very old indeed and your expressions so poignant.. your footnote made me smile a bit thinking of my days living with my Grandparents who were so proud of their dial phone..kudos ...

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 10:39:00 PM
    Oh, I forgot to tell you about this. I saw a funny movie in which a blonde girl is stuck in a motel with dial phone, a really "old fashioned place" She needs to dial out and can't figure it out. She keeps pressing her finger on the round dial like just digging at it, not knowing she has to simply turn it. I just laughed so hard at that scene! In my ESL class, i sometimes bring a record player and they just gawk at it, like what it is??

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 10:37:00 PM
    hmmm, i was asking the same question posed by your note? heehee. Great limerick meter here, Duke. I enjoyed reading this, and may I say,you pay some very pretty compliments!

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 6:45:00 PM
    It has to do with "some things never change" Wait til a kid looks at you horrified and says loudly, "What's that"? And calmly you reply, "it's an ice tray and you pull the lever by hand" I enjoyed your Traditions and plurals...and even your telephone...Happy Dialing 2011 Thanks