From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
My son's just come back from KL; (Kuala Lumpur)
PHILADELPHIA LAWYERS trudge
I'm the sort that a genius just begs
It probably worked when the tribe
There once was a doctor called Seuss
There's a donor of lavish largesse
The sage ocean biologist Foxx
There's a nip in the air, love, tonight.
The definition of sex you can see
Last week two great battles were fought
New limericks are generated every five minutes. You can get six a day by following @DadaLimericks on Twitter. Or, take it highbrow.
Rhymes are calculated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary. There are 1155 distinct sounds for the "A" rhyme and 1035 for the "B" rhyme.
Inspired by Dr. Andy Holding on The Science of Fiction.
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