Editorial
[ Issue 46 ]

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In the Editorial to Issue 46 Tony Rogers reports that clerihews are all the rage among Bikwil readers.
 

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Bedfellows Have Been Found
— Tony Rogers

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Two issues ago Harlish Goop introduced us to Eric Bentley and the clerihew verse form (No. 44, July 2004). This seems to have touched another quirky chord among our inspired readers.

Behold! Somewhere in the pages you’re now reading are Bikwil’s first original clerihew examples. Not in a column of their own, but as part of another piece where they belong.

And there’s more to come: watch out soon for famous names from all professions, countries and eras.

By then we’ll have begun a separate clerihew column But here’s the rub: we haven’t come up with a suitable title for the series. Any suggestions?

Thanks to tireless researcher Bet Briggs, by the way, I can now bring you some info as to where the unusual name Clerihew (Bentley’s second forename) came from. Bet reports that it was his mother’s maiden name, but its ultimate origin is not given in the ref books. Harlish Goop can’t find out either.

Is it Gaelic, perhaps? Scandinavian?

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