Thursday, 1 December 2016

Singable Limericks #10: The Great Outdoors

POST #140

 Singable Limericks 
ORIGINAL SONG: These verses can be sung to  "The Limerick Song", as per YouTube here.
LIMERICK VERSE:  Original lyrics composed and set to music by Giorgio Coniglio, November 2016.
EXPLANATORY NOTES: Many of these verses have also been published at the online humor dictionary OEDILF , as noted. In some cases, the title of the verse shown below has been altered from the "defined word" listed at


(To the tune of "The Limerick Song") 

The geyser (GAHY-zer or GEE-ser) is an unusual hydrogeologic phenomenon which occurs in volcanic zones where magma (molten lava) is close to the surface, and there is fissuring of rocks due to earthquake faults. Minerals dissolved from adjacent rocks precipitate out, forming a lining for a type of 'plumbing system' in which steam builds up, resulting in regular eruptions of boiling water. Changes in the colour of the swirling hot water in the pool help predict the arrival of the next photogenic discharge. The name derives from the Icelandic word for 'gushes'.

In the aftermath of major hurricanes, poor Caribbean nations with limited resources suffer terribly. Hurricane Matthew left hundreds of thousands homeless in Haiti in October 2016. More resistant infrastructure and organized emergency measures in southeastern American coastal states, including the vulnerable Carolina "Lowcountry", mitigated storm damage there.

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