Friday, December 23, 2011

Shock decision regarding scoring conventions for IPYPIASM

There has been a change to the rules, late in the day, but aren't all rule changes the same and since scores are just being kept for fun, i know no one will mind.

Here's how the new scoring convention works

Each poem in a shop in ireland gets half a point, as the birthplace of ipypiasm and the only place where i know real people it has been decided the emerald isle had an unfair advantage.
Each poem in a shop in England gets 1.5 points since they invented the english language over there, so we owe them.
American poems in shops get 1.4 points for having braved the extraordinary security systems over there.
Scottish poems in shops get 0.9 points because their natural enthusiasm for poetry also gives an unfair advantage.

All this leaves the scoreboard nail bitingly close with all to play for going into the last week - everything to play for...

Ireland 10
Scotland 9.9
England 9
USA 9.1


Gerry Snape said...

Well ....glad I am that dad was Irish...however mum was scottish...oh and I'm married to an english man...and hey I've got lots of relatives in the good old U.S.of A that makes me part of the winning country and all the others as I get a prize? [ I didn't get round to my IPYPIASM this year.....failure.....]

Howling at the Moon said...

I decided to contribute as well, but wasn't sure how to let you know. I wish my poem were more upbeat, but it was still a rush and made my holiday shopping more fun!

Rachel Fox said...


Domestic Oub said...


Niamh B said...

Gerry IPYPIASM is NOT just for Christmas - the M stands for Month - so you still have loads of time!!
Thanks Howling - honoured to have you take part!
Rachel & Oub - Indeed!! sure we'll see how it goes - we can always change back if this doesn't work out.

Peter Goulding said...

We owe England?

Titus said...

I think it means if Germany join in they get 2.5 points per poem. Not that I'm moaning mind. Brilliant idea.

Niamh B said...

Peter they also invented lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners and Terry Wogan... to be fair - their cultural contributions are sizeable.
Hah Titus, yes - altho if Germany join I'll eat my hat!