From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
A castrato named Paolo from Parma
"Hey buddy, please lend me your ear."
A charming young banker named Lisa
Let us RENUMERATE the ways
The people who come on this channel
The venerable city of Mold
A coke-fiend and a confirmed lush
When "bawdy" is all one can write
How lovely that Charlie is able
When mitered, it was a known fact
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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