Ah, this takes me back. I wrote (or do you say “coined” or maybe “tossed off”) this in the fall of ’93 when I was teaching at
I admit, I am probably not the first limerick-writer (limericist?) to rhyme “-adelphia” and “telfia.” Anyway:
A lawyer from old Philadlephia
Told his client, “the lies that I tellfia
Are venal, not vicious—
Whatever your wishes,
I surely will not hazard hellfia."
Thanks. Folks, I’ve got a million of ‘em.