Today, the cabinet will decide if Dublin moves from Level 2 to Level 3 on the Government’s five-level structure for managing the pandemic

No Dubliner will want to see
The city moved to level three
As it won’t be much fun
If it has to be done
The whole thing’s a pain in the gee

John Moynes


39 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

    1. Just Sayin

      Matching handbag & bra is cool too.
      Obviously bra needed to be outside string vest for maximum effect.
      But she should have swapped masks with her partner to be fully coordinated

  1. Bruncvik

    Level 2 and a bit: Wet pubs closed
    Level 3: Wet pubs open, with additional restrictions

    I know people in Dublin who’d welcome Level 3 just because of that. Unless (or until) the government muddles the advice again.

    1. ReproBertie

      Wet pubs aren’t open under level 3 and, unless pubs and restaurants have outdoor dining, they have to close too.

        1. ReproBertie

          Madness! How can they remain open when there are additional restrictions on indoor dining? Is there no joined up thinking at all?

  2. Vanessanelle

    disgusting expression

    I would expect that from plenty others around here
    but not you Mr Moynes

    And any attempt to claim it under any Poetic Licence, Artistic Expression blahdeeblah exemptions
    is in one word; depraved

    as I quoted over on the Papers (via Ivor Cummins)
    Judge me in the end

    Well I have now

      1. Vanessanelle

        I don’t think I will

        plenty of us here aren’t permitted use of ANY slang term for a man’s similarly located part
        no matter how innocent, normalised into everyday parlance or childish
        and right up to the vulgar imagery of the female assigned one used by the Poet here today

        the lengthy, self righteous, and condescending edit I got not 6 months ago for inserting
        three colons (: btw) in succession, followed by the continent K
        was curdling

        you’d swear I was a blow in

        How many times do you see the expression Lady Parts used here

        1. Janet, dreams of big guns

          makes me think of the woman’s offending breasts at the musée d’Orsay censored while large distracting american man moobs swing free

          1. Vanessanelle

            also the obligation to cater for uptight prudes with zero tolerance for anything that isn’t mass produced, bought in bulk, or at a drive thru’ that the Musée d’Orsay have to please

            Its still all about the double standards
            a badly kept secret for ages now
            but there’s no turning a blind eye when John Moynes is at it
            And I won’t mention the photo selected
            Maybe they couldn’t find one with a lad’s moobs out in the sunshine

            John Moynes’ final word in his Limerick today is vulgar; raw and brutal
            And understandably offensive to many – all along the gender spectrum

            Yes, the artist speaks etc etc
            Free speech Democracy, Broadsheet is an Broad Street
            Their Gaff their Rules
            Don’t like it – don’t look at it

            Sure, I’ve said all that myself, 000s of times
            It takes all sorts, more the merrier dum dee dum dum

            So why can’t you or I use communally recognised words for the male equivalent?

            I won’t answer my own question
            Then I’d have to admit publically

        2. scottser

          i raised an eyebrow myself V. they’re overly fond of censoring salty language on here no matter what the context, artistic or otherwise. i recall a few weeks ago there was a thread on breakfast cereals with p0rn related names and every single one of my suggestions was removed, i’m guessing out of a mixture of prudishness and divilment because they certainly weren’t offensive. a little consistency would indeed be nice.

          1. Vanessanelle

            I’ve no problem with the censoring Scottie
            or the edit swaps
            save for that long winded drama a post of mine got mangled with

            Their Gaff their Rules

            As long as its even handed
            and devoid of favouritism, familiarity bias, and discrimination
            There are either the same rules for all of us
            above and below the line
            Or there are none at all

            How many times have I / FK written about equality here?
            ‘suppose that explains why I was shuttered now

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Janet – was that you at the farmers market selling fowl a few months ago, shouting ‘Get your cock and Poulet’ :-)

          1. Janet, dreams of big guns

            How DO you keep such tans on everyone’s past posts ? Have you a computer brain ? Files ?

          2. GiggidyGoo

            That’s Cian for you. Sure he keeps a file on each and every poster here. He tried to muddy the waters a month or two ago quoting a post i’d made nine months earlier thinking that he couldn’t be caught out. I quickly did so.
            The frape room are keeping tabs on BS and the contributors.

          3. Cian

            I print out all the comments on each pages each night, and cut them up and put them in colour-coded folders.

            I also have a set of indices for cross referencing the posts.

          4. GiggidyGoo

            Naw – it’s quite easy to record them electronically, and store them in a searchable format. ‘Scraping’, I think it’s called which is actually a quite apt description in this case.

          5. Vanessanelle

            “Dick” from a 2014 story about WebCam footage – a lot of it explicit and private, being stored by Govt Security agencies & Dirty Trick Departments
            Somehow I don’t think “Dick” was the most egregious thing to be attached to that story do you? Cian?

            “Cock” from a 2015 story about a Doctor telling her younger colleagues/ Jnr Drs, not to bother complaining about sexual harassment from the lads ’cause they’d be wasting their time – I can see nothing’s changed there – or here in the 5 years since.
            Interesting now, that we’re looking at it, “Cock” was the word John Moynes into that lady’s mouth.
            Rather than – mebbe suggest that lads in the medical profession might think they can get away with it ’cause younger members of the profession are been told to keep their traps shut, and perhaps tell them not to listen to a word of it

            But your best attempt at it Cian, from August last year;
            John Moynes’ doing another public service for the lads
            A lichen that grows on a rock
            Is rumoured to harden your cock
            But all experts say
            You should stay well away
            If you take it you’re in for a shock

            To which I commented;

            What a great triplet of words
            ↳Brother B replied
            and the makings of a great weekend

            am i right, missus?

            And you have the nerve to utilise the lurid venial form of the word “Cock”, and put into my mouth; from a simple comment about the three words blended into a Limerick;
            Ignore the innuendo in the reply

            and you call me Ya big hypocrite! Cian

            and now this Pete is calling me a Spoofer

            Feck, lads

          6. Cian

            Yes, I called you a hypocrite.

            Today you said “plenty of us here aren’t permitted use of ANY slang term for a man’s similarly located part”

            but there are plenty of cases of
            (1) John Moynes using slang terms for men’s parts; and you not throwing a hissy fit
            (2) John Moynes using slang terms for men’s parts; and **you** joining in, and being permitted to use slang too.

            So get off your high horse.

          7. V AKA Frilly Keane

            Ah yeah

            More Man’sheet presumptions
            And jostling for one up Manship

            Not just in 1 but in 2
            When I see it I call it C!an

            Think tis obvious I’m not as prolific
            Or as glued to every post and thread here as you are

            It was a disgusting expression used by the Poet
            If I used it myself back in the day, it would have been edited

            With all your research and attention to detail
            Show me were John Moynes used it before
            Or any other Contributer

            And let’s see the reaction

  3. ReproBertie

    Level 3 will mean staying inside the county boundaries for a few weeks but sure Sam’s being doing that that for 5 years now.

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