In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It was sometimes amusing or even witty doggerel, but doggerel, and everyone knew about his voice.
- I could never understand why such abominable and silly doggerel as ‘Casey at the Bat’ ever became the canonical poem of both American baseball and the normalcy of failure in general.
- For most of the 18th century, little was published beyond a few broadsheets containing topical doggerel allied to better-known folksongs, and until the advent of ballad opera there was little by way of popular theatre.
- She wrote well and often corresponded with friends in doggerel verse.
- Even more frustrating was the fact that all these topics were being lampooned in the rich underground repertoire of jokes, doggerel poems, and song parodies circulating among the public.
- His education at Gonzaga ranged from the classics to Irish doggerel and limericks, which he could quote appropriately with astonishing effect.
- Their cries and shouting broke their doggerel rhythm into a chaos of shouts in which the words Truth and Rupert were most prominent.
- At that time the eighteen-year-old Victoria's feminine virules of sympathy and beauty were proclaimed in doggerel verse to the street ballad-reading public.
- The characters are still frequently allegorical, but the comic or farcical element is more prevalent, the versification tends to doggerel, and they are shorter than the moralities.
- I always made sure that it was filled with the finest comic doggerel, epigrams, and songs of a light-hearted nature.
- The first is the doggerel speech/beach rhyme - which says the poem will be foolish and has us lower our guard.
- Packed with dense texts combining facts about globalization and war with anagrams and doggerel, the book tours an allegorical carnival studded with nightmarish rides and sideshow freaks.
- Before Ali left, he'd hugged and kissed them all and made up an original piece of doggerel for each.
- A popular bit of doggerel underlined their usual futility in this fashion: ‘Washington, first in war, first in peace, last in the American League.’
- All the performers wore cloth caps, in token of the proletarian poet whose doggerel verses about the Tay Bridge and its collapse in 1879 provided the work's text.
- Afterwards, he sits on the city hall steps reciting doggerel verses on the vagaries of the day's decisions.
- To keep in memory the order and fate of these women, someone devised a bit of doggerel: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
- Even random bits of doggerel cannot escape incorporation into the design.
- A chemist, vet, optician, insurance agent and professional shutterbug, Samuel was known for his rhyming doggerel which was often published in the newspaper.
- The literal meaning of this piece of doggerel is similar to saying that someone would argue that black is white.
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