From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
There was an old harlot named Shields
Ballooning sounds like the right way
A prospective young football recruit
Does he come no more here to play?
In Akron a fellow named Dwight
The carpenter learned to improve
To spin means to shine the best light
It's thanks to the work that I'm doing
You'll soon learn to relish the smell
There once was a fellow named Hecker
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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