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do guh ruhl

  • n  a comic verse of irregular measure
    he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind

  • Walking through the senior lounge, the principal greets Denise Baker, who has just won a $20,000 scholarship, with some approving Clark doggerel: "If you can conceive it, you can .
  • Later as a prop for such doggerel as: Swastika shines from rock to sea, Brethren to work, true to the Fiihrer.
  • He tossed off pithy aphorisms ("Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it") and playful doggerel as easily as equations.
News & Articles

  • Salt Lake City company makes music in Beethoven’s ‘33 Variations’
    When is a bit of musical doggerel worth obsessing over? In Moisés Kaufman’s play “33 Variations,” that’s the question driving musicologist Katherine Brandt — “I need to know what he saw in this waltz” — as she researches the years Beethoven spent writing variations of what the composer considered a banal “beerhall waltz” written by his publisher Anton Diabelli. Brandt (Anne Cullimore Decker) is ...
    Oct. 31, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Thomas Sowell in International Herald Tribune
    The handwriting on the paper does look very like his,responded Truman archivist Randy Sowell, who reported finding a "piece of paper with a bit of doggerel in Truman's handwriting on one side, and some doodles on the other."
  • Jeremy Paxman in Times Online
    In his foreword to the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary Paxman describes, en passant, Scotland's national poet as "a king of sentimental doggerel", useful for coining such vivid terms as forswunk (translation: tired) and ramfeezled...

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