From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
We treat Mary (of unknown locality)
And there you are still on the phone.
And you, dear Petunia? You
Involved in this heated debate
There is a fair maid by the sea
A lady just asked him to dance
The men never left with a scowl.
Plastic surgery reached new dimensions
But the worst one that I ever saw
It is said that Salome Ann Taylor
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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