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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff: Horse version of Edward Gorey Alphabet

    Started by COTH's very own DGRH on the crazy boarders thread. The general feeling was that this deserved its own thread. Feel free to add more

    A is for Anna, who galloped too fast
    B is for Bertrand, who's pony got passed...
    C is for Chester, who ran far away
    D is for Dusty, his face in the hay
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    H is for Harry, whose pony departed
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    H is for Harry, whose pony departed
    I is for Izzy, who crashed through a jump
    J is for Jacob, He got hunters bump.

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    I thought :

    A was for 'orses
    Beef or mutton
    etc.

    An oldie - don't expect many to get it!



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    These are fun! I'm not so clever, but I'll throw some out there (multiple entries per letter of the alphabet are permitted, I'd suggest!)

    K is for Karly, whose hooves were all bare
    L is for Lunella, who had too much hair
    M is for Moonbeam, who colicked one night
    N is for Nikki, who saw birds and took fright...



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    O is for Ollie whose sheath needed cleaning
    P is for Polly whose rider was leaning...

    It is a bit addictive!



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    Q is for Quinn who loved to rear
    R is for Royal who was petrified of deer
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    S is for Sonnet who whinnied a song
    T is for Tonka who's roundish but strong



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    U is for Umi, who looked way too skinny.
    V is for Vinny, who tried hard to whinny.
    W is for Wicked, who acted just crazy.
    X is for Xela, whose rider was lazy.



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    Y is for Yonnie, whose legs are like stumps
    Z is for Zion, whose rider he dumps
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueEyedSorrel View Post
    A is for Anna, who galloped too fast
    B is for Bertrand, who's pony got passed...
    C is for Chester, who ran far away
    D is for Dusty, his face in the hay
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    H is for Harry, whose pony departed
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    H is for Harry, whose pony departed
    I is for Izzy, who crashed through a jump
    J is for Jacob, He got hunters bump.
    I love Edward Gorey! My favorite from the Gashlycrumb Tinies is "S is for Susan who perished of fits".

    Anyway, I thought I was too late when I saw that we had gotten to "Z", but then I noticed an alphabetical abyss in the first section. So might I propose:

    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    F is for Frankie, whose pony departed
    G is for Ginny, who is famous for pouting
    H is for Harry, who ruined the outing

    Now it seems to me that some of these are about the riders/owners, and some are about the horses themselves. So if we wanted to, we could make two separate sets which would require more creativity to fill in the gaps!
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    Default Ta da!

    A is for Anna, who galloped too fast
    B is for Bertrand, who's pony got passed
    C is for Chester, who ran far away
    D is for Dusty, his face in the hay
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    F is for Frankie, whose pony departed
    G is for Ginny, who is famous for pouting
    H is for Harry, who ruined the outing
    I is for Izzy, who crashed through a jump
    J is for Jacob, He got hunters bump
    K is for Karly, whose hooves were all bare
    L is for Lunella, who had too much hair
    M is for Moonbeam, who colicked one night
    N is for Nikki, who saw birds and took fright
    O is for Ollie whose sheath needed cleaning
    P is for Polly whose rider was leaning
    Q is for Quinn who loved to rear
    R is for Royal who was petrified of deer
    S is for Sonnet who whinnied a song
    T is for Tonka who's roundish but strong
    U is for Umi, who looked way too skinny
    V is for Vinny, who tried hard to whinny
    W is for Wicked, who acted just crazy
    X is for Xela, whose rider was lazy
    Y is for Yonnie, whose legs are like stumps
    Z is for Zion, whose rider he dumps



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    Brilliant! But I cannot take credit - I didn't start it! atlatl did!

    My favorite is "It was already Thursday, but his Lordship's artifical limb could not be found..." (the opening of "The Object Lesson")
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    I've always loved the "high tops" on The Uninvited Guest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTahoe View Post
    A is for Anna, who galloped too fast
    B is for Bertrand, who's pony got passed
    C is for Chester, who ran far away
    D is for Dusty, his face in the hay
    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    F is for Frankie, whose pony departed
    G is for Ginny, who is famous for pouting
    H is for Harry, who ruined the outing
    I is for Izzy, who crashed through a jump
    J is for Jacob, He got hunters bump
    K is for Karly, whose hooves were all bare
    L is for Lunella, who had too much hair
    M is for Moonbeam, who colicked one night
    N is for Nikki, who saw birds and took fright
    O is for Ollie whose sheath needed cleaning
    P is for Polly whose rider was leaning
    Q is for Quinn who loved to rear
    R is for Royal who was petrified of deer
    S is for Sonnet who whinnied a song
    T is for Tonka who's roundish but strong
    U is for Umi, who looked way too skinny
    V is for Vinny, who tried hard to whinny
    W is for Wicked, who acted just crazy
    X is for Xela, whose rider was lazy
    Y is for Yonnie, whose legs are like stumps
    Z is for Zion, whose rider he dumps
    LOVE IT! Anyone mind if I copy this elsewhere? It's a classic .
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    LOVE Edward Gorey
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ View Post
    I love Edward Gorey! My favorite from the Gashlycrumb Tinies is "S is for Susan who perished of fits".

    Anyway, I thought I was too late when I saw that we had gotten to "Z", but then I noticed an alphabetical abyss in the first section. So might I propose:

    E is for Eggburt, whose pony done farted
    F is for Frankie, whose pony departed
    G is for Ginny, who is famous for pouting
    H is for Harry, who ruined the outing

    Now it seems to me that some of these are about the riders/owners, and some are about the horses themselves. So if we wanted to, we could make two separate sets which would require more creativity to fill in the gaps!

    Yes I think one should be for riders one for horsies.



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