There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer…


Boris Johnson wins sledge of the year for his limerick about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan:

Boris Johnson has won a £1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat.

The former mayor of London’s limerick, published by the Spectator as a rebuff to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s efforts to prosecute a German comedian’s offensive poem, also calls the president a “wankerer”.

Johnson, a former editor of the magazine, won the Spectator’s “President Erdoğan offensive poetry competition”, despite judge Douglas Murray saying the contest had received thousands of entries. The prize money has been donated by a reader.

The limerick was written off-the-cuff by the Conservative MP during an interview with the Swiss weekly magazine Die Weltwoche.  

Johnson – whose great-grandfather was Turkish – called it “a scandal” that a German court had granted an injunction to prevent comedian Jan Böhmermann repeating his offensive skit about the Turkish president.

“If somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey,” Johnson told interviewer Nicholas Farrell, who then challenged him to enter the Spectator’s poetry prize.

Johnson then offered the limerick: “There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer.

“Till he sowed his wild oats, With the help of a goat, But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”

The former mayor is reported to be surprised that his efforts were officially entered into the competition.

Onya Boris…awesome.

Erdogan is a dick, trying to stop people in other countries mocking him. Well that hasn’t worked out quite so well has it?


– Guardian


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  • Gazza

    ….the Streisand affect gift that keeps on giving

  • JLS

    Boris, like Bob, is a treasure. Looking forward to seeing what his plans are for national politics.

    • Usaywot

      He’s already a politician. he was doing both jobs when he was mayor of London.

  • sheppy

    Such a pity we didn’t have Boris for mayor here, I suspect he wouldn’t be known for either 2 minute encounters or maxing the councils credit out whilst running down services

  • RightofSingapore

    I hope to see it on a Wicked Campers vehicle soon :)

  • SteveWrathall

    There was a young Turk called Tayyip
    Tried to shut down free speech in Europe
    But the Euros were bold
    And to Tayyip they told:
    “oh, all right then”