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They alleged, when they handcuffed poor Fred that he’d killed Mr Wu! Shot him dead! For that night, over beer, his intent had been clear - “I could murder a Chinese*,” he’d said. 8 Feb 2020 *British expression meaning “I’d really love some Chinese food”!

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Date: 2/26/2020 3:17:00 PM
Haha love this Nina, nothing wrong with it lol Tom
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Date: 2/22/2020 11:09:00 AM
Nina, I love great limericks and this is a GREAT ONE! Many thanks for considering my entry in your Pickle contest worthy of a win! I look forward to participating in other contests you may sponsor. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/22/2020 11:31:00 AM
Thanks so much Bob! Haven’t decided which contest to do next - I have a few ideas! Your poem was so entertaining and inspired!
Date: 2/17/2020 11:56:00 PM
Oh! Mr. Wu! What can I do? (Old George Formby song) Should have gone for an Indian. Nice one, Nina. Made me giggle.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/18/2020 1:10:00 AM
Ha, I’ll have to rifle through my george form by 33s and find that one! Thanks Geoffrey ;-)
Date: 2/12/2020 1:35:00 PM
Excellent! I like clean Limericks and this is amongst the best!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/18/2020 1:10:00 AM
Thank you Krish :-)
Date: 2/11/2020 3:47:00 PM
that is a new expression for me but wow, it makes the limerick very good, Nina. WELL DONE. Congratulations.(jan's pie thing is a new expression for me as well, unless I got that one wrong!!)
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Date: 2/10/2020 4:50:00 PM
Too funny (lol) Congrats on your win, Nina :)
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Date: 2/10/2020 2:36:00 PM
Nina, congratulations on your winning placement with your cute and clever limerick, made me laugh!
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Date: 2/10/2020 1:40:00 PM
Ah, a miscommunication. LOL Nicely done, Nina. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 2/10/2020 1:40:00 PM
Thanks for the explanation of the colloquialism... this is brilliant, especially the title and I loved the ending! Congrats on your win, Nina ~ John
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Date: 2/10/2020 1:31:00 PM
This is excellent Nina, cleverly written and very amusing. Congrats on your placement . With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 2/10/2020 12:15:00 PM
I Just loved this Nina and the title is priceless, I too worried my humour may not be understood lol:-) many congratulations on your win , into my faves:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 PM
Hey, I went to China and what we call Chinese food they have no idea. We went to this one restaurant, they served us a giant bowl of soup that had fish heads in it. I wasn't that hungry! Funny limerick, Nina. Congratulations.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/10/2020 12:12:00 PM
Haha I think it’s more that we have no idea what Chinese food is lol! I have also eaten Chinese food in China. It’s... different from what we’re used to isn’t it! Although to be fair I had some lovely dim sum. Mmmm! Thanks Daniel!
Date: 2/10/2020 11:25:00 AM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Nina! Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/10/2020 12:12:00 PM
Thank you Janice! :-)
Date: 2/8/2020 8:12:00 PM
LOL...love this!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/10/2020 12:13:00 PM
Thanks Kim ;-)
Date: 2/8/2020 5:19:00 PM
Very witty, Nina. As a fellow Brit I got it first time! A really clever entry!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/8/2020 8:13:00 PM
Don’t be too sure, Nina! This American understood it!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 5:22:00 PM
Thanks Wendy! I doubt it will score in the contest... jokes lose their punch if you have to stop and translate them! Glad it’s tickled a few people though :-)
Date: 2/8/2020 4:17:00 PM
Well Nina, I don't think I should approve of this :-) However, I did laugh like a drain. Another English expression.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 4:22:00 PM
Also, many good things came out of the 1970s. Including me.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 4:21:00 PM
I held in my left hand the notion that this is pure 1970s comedy, where every person of Chinese background is called Mr Wu. I held in my right hand the fact that it was a good pun. Right hand won. Wu-hoo!
Date: 2/8/2020 12:50:00 PM
wonderful limerick, nina! does "i could murder a chinese" have to do with food? maybe it is a british expression. i enjoyed your poem anyway...
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 12:56:00 PM
Ah yes, as I expected, it doesn’t translate! It means “Wow, I REALLY want a takeout of Chinese food!” and also refers to the fine British tradition of scoffing down fatty foreign food when drunk!
Date: 2/8/2020 12:20:00 PM
Lol, that's a great Limerick Nina. :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 12:35:00 PM
Thank you Gary! I’m just waiting to see if anyone who’s not British gets it lol. “I could murder a Chinese” - possibly just a Brit thing??
Date: 2/8/2020 12:19:00 PM
Ha ha love it, fabulous word play nina! Hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/8/2020 12:34:00 PM
Thank you O Regina of the Five-Liner! (It was a Jan-inspired pun title too!)