The limerick is furtive and mean;
You must keep her in close quarantine,
Or she sneaks to the slums
And promptly becomes
Disorderly, drunk and obscene.
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merveille (nf): 1. gem. 2. marvel, wonder.
la veille: sleeplessness, vigil
c'est pas la mer a boire: it's not rocket science