From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
Our bouyant new physics instructor
Once again, armed hijackers have struck
That woman named Lady Godiva
There was a woman from Buffalo
Dr Klein, the topologist, thought "I'll"
The spoiled lazy brat, oft would rail
In the course of recurrent events
With key in ignition, I'm thwarted.
A wholesome young maiden from Joy
"Halt!", cried Virginia, "Enough!
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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