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The Pig’s Bottom Challenge! - Competition

competition  The Pigs Bottom Challenge!   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceFollowing on from all the fun and excitement about the competition to win a copy of Norman’s Folly by Clare Norman, I have decided to run another competition.

And that most wonderful of authors, the great George East, has agreed to donate a copy of his latest book French Impressions – Brittany as a prize!

I have put put the book on www.BooksAboutFrance.com and you can read more about it there.

Without further ado, I am happy to announce that a free copy of French Impressions – Brittany by George East will be awarded to whoever wins today’s cunning creative competition!

competition  The Pigs Bottom Challenge!   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceAll you have to do is write a simple limerick about life in France.

It can be funny, it can be sad, it doesn’t even have to mention Citroen 2CVs!

You can even enter as many times as you like!

There is just one proviso though…

The limerick must mention (or allude to) that greatest of French Culinary Delights…..

The Andouille (or Pig’s Bottom Sausage!)

The entries should be posted as as comments on this post and the deadline is midnight Friday the 4th of March!

May the best limerick writer win!




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This first ‘travel fusion’ book of a series launches an exciting new genre in general literature.

‘French Impressions – Brittany’ contains everything you have ever wanted to know about that fascinating region – and more – in a book.

Read about the crepe throwing champion of all France, the celtic history of the region, the myths and legends and the surprising links Brittany has with Welsh, Irish and Scotts culture and the English language.

Learn here also what it is like to live among the people who are geographically as well as culturally light years apart from the rest of France with their unique language, cuisine and views on Life.

Readers who love this hugely popular author’s unique ‘take’ on France, the French and their sometimes funny little ways will adore this latest encounter with our nearest continental neighbours… to say nothing of a cavalcade of nutty Brit expats and native Bretons.

The book also includes some classic Breton recipes and reviews of more than 100 Breton towns and tourist attractions.

In short, it is Brittany in a book….

competition  The Pigs Bottom Challenge!   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceFor more information, or if you wish to purchase…

All the best

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48 Comments

  • By Diane, February 26, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    One day I will learn how to write good limericks if these events keep popping up on your posts :-) Diane

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Here’s my latest ditty
    On the sausage that smells rather shitty
    The French really do
    Eat food tasting of poo
    And think English food strange and witty

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    Oh my dearest Andouille
    With you what should I do?
    If I serve you with rice
    Will you taste nice
    Even though your smell of poo!

  • By Keith Eckstein, February 26, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    There once was a young lady called Jacqui
    Who was addicted to rhymes that are wacky
    She sat up all day and night
    And many lines did she write
    Just to come up with a limerick that wasn’t too tacky.

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    Loving the ‘young lady’ bit Keith!

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    In a restaurant down by the sea
    A young couple just couldn’t agree
    Should they choose fish
    Or a regional dish
    A sausage called Andouille?

  • By Keith Eckstein, February 26, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    In Charentes the first signs of madness appeared
    And throughout France it spread, as was feared
    Writing Limericks became an obsession
    An ideal form of beating depression
    Even if some people thought it was really quite weird!

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    We’ll take the sausage he cried
    On his judgement the lady relied,
    When she tried her first bite
    Her face went quite white
    My god it’s poo that they’ve fried!

  • By Keith Eckstein, February 26, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    Pig’s Bottom Sausage is really rather delicious
    Although, for some, it might be a bit ambitious
    A nice big Andouille a day
    Keeps the doctor away, they say
    And also makes your breath smell quite malicious!

  • By Jilly, February 26, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    There once was pig called Snorty
    who started to get very naughty
    when the farmer went for a wee
    he said that looks like my andouille!
    yes ok you will get a taste of my porky

  • By Keith Eckstein, February 26, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    I have to state, quite categorically, that I do not know this Jilly and….
    With a rude entry like that…
    She has absolutely no chance of winning!

    Anyway, she’s already read the book!

  • By Jacqui, February 26, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    My passion is French food and wine
    In fine restaurants I do like to dine,
    The thing I don’t get
    Is the sausage called Andouillette
    In my view it’s a real food crime.

  • By Adrian, February 27, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Sometimes I eat Andouille with you,
    Sometimes we eat tripe too,
    It tastes good to the French,
    But the food has a stench,
    That reminds us somewhat of poo!

  • By Jacqui, February 27, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Please note that one was all his own work! He He He I’ve got him hooked too.

  • By Marilyn, February 27, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Keith, I think Jacqui is unbeatable.

  • By Richard Brown, February 27, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    At a French fete the Reverend Smee
    Was aghast at the taste of Andouille
    Why, he said with a whistle
    it`s nothing but gristle
    I don`t care that it`s additive-free!

    A versatile poet should agree
    On all subjects to write poetry
    But I fear that my Muse
    Would steadfastly refuse
    To write Odes to the joys of Andouille!

    Most French food I find really fine
    But at Andouille I must draw the line
    I`ve enjoyed frogs and snails
    Even poor little quails
    But I can`t eat the bottoms of swine!

  • By Richard Brown, February 27, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    Reminds me of a limerick( not one of mine) which goes
    There was an old man from Oban
    Whose limericks never would scan
    He would get along fine
    Till the very last line
    In which he would always find there were to many feet that silly old man from Oban….

  • By Virginia, February 28, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    Keith Darlin,
    Forgive me but French sausage scares me to death. I just don’t go there.
    V

  • By Sarah Hague, February 28, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    An andouille’s a person who’s silly
    (and might have an oversized willy)
    It’s also a sausage
    To taste it takes courage
    Not to puke it all up especially.

  • By Sarah Hague, February 28, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    An ode to an andouille I can’t
    Don’t like it, you see so I shan’t
    Sing high its praises
    I’ll send it to blazes
    With mystical spells and a chant

  • By Jacqui, February 28, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    My head’s full of words to use
    The trouble is which ones to choose
    When writing about Andouille
    The French regional delicacy
    In a competition I don’t want to loose

  • By Richard Brown, February 28, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Reading the entry which won the lat contest I saw that you liked a bilingual limerick. How about this to express my neighbour`s reaction?

    T`es fou, l`anglais ,il m`a dit
    Cos you don`t like our tasty Andouille
    Your opinions don`t matter, you`re mad as a hatter
    Et il en reste beaucoup sausage for me!

  • By Katie Mac, February 28, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    I’ve been warned against these piggy parts
    they cause all sorts of unsocial farts,
    do you fry it or boil it?
    - maybe stick to the toilet,
    lest your innards’ discontent starts!

  • By Katie Mac, February 28, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    “What’s for dinner?”, she yelled at her man
    as he fiddled with cooker and pan,
    “Not to worry, cheri -
    ’tis a juicy Andouille!”,
    – so she grabbed her belongings and ran!

  • By Katie Mac, February 28, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    She ran all of the way to Alsace
    chased down by the smell of the gas,
    she threw up the bacon
    and lay there forsaken,
    thinking “never again eating ass”!!

  • By Katie Mac, February 28, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    The new restaurant in town served odd curry
    it was said it smelt rather like slurry!
    but the clients to dine
    were told they’d had swine –
    they’d pigged out, now ran out in a hurry !!

  • By Richard Brown, March 1, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    It`s a shame the British feel so free
    To disparage the taste of Andouille
    Is there NO ONE out there
    Who will bravely declare
    A taste for this delicacy?

  • By Jacqui, March 1, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Mon voisin Français est bizarre,
    J’ai mangé avec lui ce soir.
    Sur son assiette il met; les Andouille,
    Les petits cuisse de grenouille,
    Et aussi une tarte au poire!

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Andouille and couille are a rhyme
    To eat them is really a crime
    Don’t choose them blindly
    If exhorted by kindly
    Waiters wanting a laugh at lunchtime

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    A sausage that comes from a bottie
    Is suspect if found to be spotty
    Don’t ask what’s inside
    Your stomach will slide
    And turn itself over getting all knotty

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Run away from that andouille most horrid
    Choose something else healthy, less florid
    A nice steak and frites
    Your hunger will meet
    And your taste buds will jump with joy vivid

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Will madam choose the andouille?
    Said a waiter one day, you see
    He wanted to laugh
    At a tourist who barfed
    After eating the sausage recklessly

  • By Richard Brown, March 1, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    It`s plagiarism I think, Jax It doesn` scan either!

  • By Richard Brown, March 1, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    We`ve all had such fun with this comp that it will leave a hole in our lives when over. Could I suggest a site to enter favourite limericks? It`s true some (many even) are rude to say the least, and perhaps the site would need an 18+warning. Nonetheless their are clean ones which would put our efforts to shame.An example which I didn`t write, but wish I had which is even instructive in respect of pronunciation

    There was a young girl from Connecticut
    Who flagged down a train with her petticoat
    Onlookers opined
    She`d shown presence of mind
    Bur a deplorable absence of etiquette

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    An andouille once went for a walk
    Cos lonely and wanting to talk
    No one was glad
    To see it, egad
    The smell, you see, made them quite balk

  • By Sarah Hague, March 1, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Mon plus beau ami c’est l’andouille
    Son esclave au fond je le suis
    Un regard plutôt coquin
    Féroce comme un requin
    Il satisfait mon appétit

  • By Richard Brown, March 1, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Bravo, Sarah!

  • By Marierouge, March 1, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    I’ve met with a problem, you see,
    What can I write ’bout Andouille?
    It’s made from a pig,
    The French eat it with fig
    However, this food’s not for me.

  • By Marierouge, March 1, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    On a trip to la France I was taught
    to write Limericks, indeed some about Nantes,
    But Oh, dearey me,
    to write ’bout Andouille
    I suddenly feel and look gaunt.

  • By Sue, March 2, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    French friends said they had a surprise
    Open mouth, but do close your eyes
    I ate Andouillette
    So sick I did get
    I’ve never forgiven their lies.

  • By Sarah Hague, March 2, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Thank you, Richard. :)

  • By Katie Mac, March 2, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    “I aspire to be breakfast”, said Pig -
    “my name up in lights, I’ll be big!
    I’ll be known for my tripe
    and create lots of hype,
    ’bout my Andouille limerick gig!”

  • By Katie Mac, March 2, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    To make the pig’s bottom and fat
    taste nicer, add lots of spice that,
    together with thyme
    will flavour sublime,
    then smoke for four hours in a vat!

  • By Katie Mac, March 2, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    In my research of Andouille I’ve seen
    that it influenced Cajun cuisine,
    those of French descent
    their expertise lent,
    it’s a dish of which most are quite keen!

  • By Katie Mac, March 2, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Old Andouille’s a fine tasty meat
    served with Reisling it’s said, is a treat!
    Perhaps we should try it
    so go out and buy it,
    as the French do, it’s right up their street!

  • By Marierouge, March 2, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Oh whatever has come over me?
    Last night I dreamt of Andouille,
    In one little store
    if you buy at least four,
    you’re given the last one for free.

  • By Marierouge, March 2, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    Life in France is laden with glee,
    and most of the pleasures are free.
    But one little treat
    is something we eat,
    it’s the beautiful sausage, Andouille.

  • By Richard Brown, March 4, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    Let amateur poets shout hooray
    at last has dawned the great day
    On which we can pass
    From poems to pigs arse
    To other subjects far more gay!

    This station now closing down….

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