Some people drink when they're depressed. Some sleep. Some write limericks.
la⋅con⋅ic /ləˈkɒnɪk/ [luh-kon-ik]
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise: a laconic reply.
Still waters they say, quite ironic,peripatetic
run deep 'neath the quiet laconic.
Rejoinders so terse
might intimate worse:
like someone who's 'most catatonic.
per⋅i⋅pa⋅tet⋅ic /ˌpɛrəpəˈtɛtɪk/ [per-uh-puh-tet-ik]
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
3. a person who walks or travels about.
(A modified limerick, then:)shibboleth
There once was a peripatetic
who roamed on a wooden prosthetic.
His gait grew frenetic
and almost pathetic
from drinking a potent emetic.
shib·bo·leth (shĭb'ə-lĭth, -lěth')
1. A word or pronunciation that distinguishes people of one group or class from those of another.
2. A word or phrase identified with a particular group or cause; a catchword; A commonplace saying or idea.
3. A custom or practice that betrays one as an outsider.
Betrayed by his nelly shibbolethGoofy as it seems, I can't even tell you how much better I feel. My only regret is that these limericks are are not dirty at all.
and protesting impediments a myth,
and classic show tunes,
just prove I am very chivalrouth."