ER, BAN REALLY AWFUL RHYMES?


Though ‘Urban’ is to do with towns,
Or also of a city,
And buildings which have ups and downs
(Which often is a pity),
You’d think with ‘ity’ added on,
To give ‘urbanity’,
Resultant word reflects upon
Some grouped humanity;
But no! The term thus changed is not
In such a way defined:
Instead the word that you have got
Has meaning more refined!

 

You take ‘URBAN’, add a ‘D’,
DURBAN is the place you’d be;
Actually, I’d rather not –
So, let’s leave it in a yacht!

 

 © Colonialist August 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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20 Responses to ER, BAN REALLY AWFUL RHYMES?

  1. eof737 says:

    Funny indeed.. Brilliant! Say we flotsam and jetsam the whole thing eh? ;-)

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  2. Colline says:

    Enjoyed reading your take on this week’s challenge. Refreshingly different.

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  3. footsy2 says:

    Your pix brought back many happy memories. Hanging with the round-the-world yachties – I believe they are no longer located at Point Yacht club??

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  4. Funny word play, beautiful photos.

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  6. What a fun take on the challenge theme! ;-)

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  7. nrhatch says:

    And not a single turban in site! ;)

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  8. Pussycat44 says:

    Masts in the red sunshine!
    Sir Benjamin smiles.

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    • colonialist says:

      Now you’ve got me humming ‘Red sails …’
      The knightly Ben would probably be miffed at me wanting out! But these days the city centre really needs a ‘sh’ in place of the ‘c’ on the city bit.

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  9. newsferret says:

    Lovely pics and for the ditty I will keep quiet in Cape Town, as a too big mouth may make me a clown.

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  10. I “akshully” love D’urban. Wish I lived on that side of the world along the coast :lol:

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  11. adinparadise says:

    Very clever little ditty, Col. I was also thinking today that Durban is D’urban. :) Love your gorgeous photos.

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