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Diddly Squat

Diddly Squat ain’t ‘not a lot’ for it’s nothing at all Not a few, nor one or two, and it won’t fill a hall For diddly squat ain't half a pot It’s like the muse I’ve got For diddly squat is ‘out of stock’, nada and sod all
16 July 2021 Sponsor: Line Gauthier For contest: Bitesize poem number 13

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Date: 7/22/2021 11:33:00 AM
Brilliant, I love this short witty poem. Congratulations on your winning placement.
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/22/2021 3:10:00 PM
Thanks Joanna, glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 7/21/2021 2:59:00 PM
A fun one, Terry! Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 7/21/2021 3:00:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. Appreciated. Terry
Date: 7/21/2021 9:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a fun/cute/creative write. Thanks for the laugh I needed it. Have a blessed day................
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Date: 7/21/2021 12:42:00 PM
Thanks, Paula. At the time of writing it was true too. Terry
Date: 7/20/2021 10:31:00 PM
Very fitting for the occasion of a bite sized piece, Terry. Understatement but Understandable. Congratulations are in order.
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Date: 7/20/2021 10:53:00 AM
During the 1930's, 'Diddly Squat" was coined due to an observation of someone squatting while doodling in the sand...apparently..there is more to it at Wikipedia but it's all a bit boring and confusing..not like your limerick Terry..which is brilliant and funny. PS Have you ever 'doodled' in the sand? :) Cheers - Gary
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/20/2021 11:53:00 AM
Thanks, Gary. The origins of some of our expressions never cease to amaze (I like ‘freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ but I’ll bet a pound to a penny you know its origin). I was a teenage boy once, so yes, I’ve doodled in the sand but the subject matter is not fit for public consumption. ;-) Terry
Date: 7/20/2021 9:26:00 AM
Very clever Terry! I am sure you made your muse laugh with your witty limerick! Congratulations on your first place win!
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/20/2021 11:47:00 AM
No worries, Sam, my muse is purely hypothetical, metaphorical and figurative (take your pick). She/it dwells in my mind and pushes out those lightbulb moments. When I wrote Diddly Squat the conveyor belt was at a standstill. She’ll be chuffed that you liked her work ;-) Terry
Date: 7/20/2021 7:10:00 AM
Beautiful Short Creation. Congratulations!
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/20/2021 7:48:00 AM
Thank you Christuraj. I often find that when you have writers block, the best thing to write about... is writers block. Glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 7/18/2021 5:47:00 PM
If this ain't hilarious, then my name isn't Pope Francis Contrarious! I really laughed at this one, Terry. Great limerick. Kudos, Gershon
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/19/2021 12:08:00 PM
Thank you very much Mr Contrarious... phew, I think I worked through the double negative. Glad you liked. Terry
Date: 7/17/2021 11:32:00 AM
Is Diddle E. Squat an accountant?
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/17/2021 1:34:00 PM
Good possibility I reckon, Rico.
Date: 7/16/2021 3:35:00 PM
We all have those moments Terry where our muses decide to go on a cruise lol. Enjoy the heatwave this weekend. Tom
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/16/2021 5:10:00 PM
Hey, Tom. I’m scribbling bits, some of which I might post if they read okay another day. I’m slowly shaping up something ‘cowboy’ but I haven’t figured an ending yet. Watch this space. Terry
Date: 7/16/2021 12:44:00 PM
Funny!!! This is a winner for me! Good stuff, Terry.
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Date: 7/16/2021 2:56:00 PM
Thanks, Milt. True too right now. Written some scraps in the last few days but still waiting for that light-bulb moment. Terry