A Limerick about a Yak with a Jaguar on His Back


In Africa wandered a yak;
A jaguar jumped up on his back.
Said the yak, with a frown,
"Prithee quick get thee down;
You’re almost too heavy, alack!"

Definition of a Limerick: A five line poem with the form AABBA, often humorous or nonsensical verse, popularized by Edward Lear.

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  1. Jan Says:

    This is going to be a complete longshot. My grandmother used to sing us a German song and I only remember part of the words and I know NO German, so any help would be appreciated.

    The words were something like: The houchta louse, the bouncy house, the houchta ?, the houghta flo, the moxie so.

    During the song she would touch our forehead, our nose, our lips, and then tickle under our chin.

    Anyone have a clue???

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