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Ban a vowel

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jaywhat
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Ban a vowel

#1 Postby jaywhat » April 9th, 2014, 10:50 am

Did a writing exercise recently at a 'poetry' workshop. It involved rewriting a verse leaving out one vowel.
Here is 'Hark, hark the dogs do bark. The beggars are coming to town....' without the latter 'a'.

Listen out
The dogs do shout
Poor men will be in town
Some in kilts
Some on stilts
One is his velvet gown.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#2 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 11:00 am

We Wally Wanky
Runs through the town,
Up steps and down steps.
He wears a naff gown.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#3 Postby getreal » April 9th, 2014, 12:47 pm

A. I missing something? I don't understand?
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#4 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

Jaywhat re-wrote 'Hark, hark, the dogs do bark' without using the letter 'a'.
I re-wrote 'Wee Willie Winkie' without using the letter 'i'.
Good game? I think it has potential.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#5 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 1:48 pm

Spot the missing vowel:

Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Take three vitamins and wear that spaceman’s hat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat.

Geddit now? :smile:

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Re: Ban a vowel

#6 Postby jaywhat » April 9th, 2014, 1:58 pm

must be a missing 'u' ! mine is 'a' again -

Jack Spratt could eat no fat

Jim Phipps did not like chips
His wife did not like fish
So between the two of them
They left nowt in the dish.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#7 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Actually it was a missing 'o' from Major Tom. I did it specially for Getreal.
:laughter:

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Re: Ban a vowel

#8 Postby jaywhat » April 9th, 2014, 4:21 pm

thundril wrote:Spot the missing vowel:

Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Take three vitamins and wear that spaceman’s hat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat.

Geddit now? :smile:


Major Tom ? but you have 'o' three times in 'to' :laughter:

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Re: Ban a vowel

#9 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 4:26 pm

jaywhat wrote:
thundril wrote:Spot the missing vowel:

Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Take three vitamins and wear that spaceman’s hat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat.

Geddit now? :smile:


Major Tom ? but you have 'o' three times in 'to' :laughter:

Damn! :redface:
Earth Centre tae Captain Pat...
Would that pass?

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Re: Ban a vowel

#10 Postby jaywhat » April 9th, 2014, 4:29 pm

why not!

Jim with Jill

Jim with Jill went up the hill
To fetch two jugs of liquid
Jim fell down; he broke his crown
Which Jill thought very stupid

Then up Jim got but Jill did not
He left her on her own
Hid in the shed and went to bed
She woke him with her phone

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Re: Ban a vowel

#11 Postby getreal » April 9th, 2014, 4:50 pm

thundril wrote:We Wally Wanky
Runs through the town,
Up steps and down steps.
He wears a naff gown.


Am I being pedantic?

"I" has been substituted by "y" in the first two lines and omitted in "night" along with "gh" and a double "f" added.


Am I overthinking this, or is my Asperger's showing?
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Re: Ban a vowel

#12 Postby Tetenterre » April 9th, 2014, 5:03 pm

I must go down to da surf again, to da solitary surf and da sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to point it by.
Steve

Quantum Theory: The branch of science with which people who know absolutely sod all about quantum theory can explain anything.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#13 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 6:03 pm

getreal wrote:
thundril wrote:We Wally Wanky
Runs through the town,
Up steps and down steps.
He wears a naff gown.


Am I being pedantic?

"I" has been substituted by "y" in the first two lines
Wally is not a respelling of Willie, it's short for Walter, not William. Wanky is likewise a different surname, not a mere respelling of Winkie. Winkie means sleepy, Wanky means something else altogether.
and omitted in "night" along with "gh" and a double "f" added.
Naff is a comment on Wally Wanky's sartorial choices.


Am I overthinking this, or is my Asperger's showing?
You're overthinking, a bit.... :)

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Re: Ban a vowel

#14 Postby getreal » April 9th, 2014, 6:36 pm

thundril wrote:Spot the missing vowel:

Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat
Take three vitamins and wear that spaceman’s hat
Earth Centre to Captain Pat.

Geddit now? :smile:



Yes, I got the song, but I still don't understand the game.

Shouldn't it be
Grund cntl t majur Tm,
Grand cntrl t majur TM
Take yur prtein pills and put yur helmet n.

I'm sure I'm missing something other than the letter in all this.
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#15 Postby Dave B » April 9th, 2014, 6:46 pm

Yes, I got the song, but I still don't understand the game.
The object is to find words that do not contain the banned vowel as substitutes then making the whole thing make some kind of sense and, hopefully, maintaining the theme of the original. Sort of.

:D
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Re: Ban a vowel

#16 Postby getreal » April 9th, 2014, 7:31 pm

Dave B wrote:
Yes, I got the song, but I still don't understand the game.
The object is to find words that do not contain the banned vowel as substitutes then making the whole thing make some kind of sense and, hopefully, maintaining the theme of the original. Sort of.

:D



Ah!


The clunking sound is a penny dropping!
Thank you.
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Re: Ban a vowel

#17 Postby Fia » April 9th, 2014, 8:29 pm

Took me ages too to work out what was going on :shrug: But guess I'll have a go as it sounds fun:

shine on and on wee star
how we wonder what you are
up above the world so small
such a thought we are not all.

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Re: Ban a vowel

#18 Postby Dave B » April 9th, 2014, 8:34 pm

Dwarfish Miss Pillock
Perched on a hillock
Slurping her curds and whey
Along came a spider
Who landed beside her
And scared Miss Pillock away.
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
Me, 2015

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Re: Ban a vowel

#19 Postby thundril » April 9th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Dwarfish Miss Pillock
Perched on a hillock
Slurping her curds and whey
Along came a spider
Who landed beside her
And scared Miss Pillock away.
:yahbooh: Dwarfish has an a and an i:
Perched has an e; (two, actually)
Pillock has an o;
Slurping has a u;
Whey has a y; just for completeness.

Which of the vowels were you trying to avoid? I asked, wryly.

(I'm just being facetious, Dave!)

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Re: Ban a vowel

#20 Postby Dave B » April 9th, 2014, 9:05 pm

I know, I know!

I was trying so hard to think up anything that I forgot the rules!

Anyway, why the fingers smiley, I saw your error but was not one of those who pointed it out!
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