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January 17th, 2010
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Nothing rhymes with agapanthus?

Friday's Dominion Post five minute quiz contained a question along the lines of "What flower completes the title of the poem When ____ last in the door-yard bloom'd?" Someone who will remain nameless remarked "Well it's not agapanthus. Nothing rhymes with agapanthus."
After some discussion about what exactly a dooryard was, we guessed roses and got the question wrong. Not in the colonial poetry syllabus, y'see...

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From:madshutterbug
Date:January 17th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Where is the agapanthus?
Went down my esophagus.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:January 17th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
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I'd watch it if I were you. I'm pretty certain they're toxic.
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From:stryck
Date:January 23rd, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)

Rhymes, I can do. :)

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I approached the gates of Rhadamanthus,
Armed with only some agapanthus.
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