From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
Look at my hair -- it's a mess!
Affirming his power to pervert
There once was a woman named Yates
When ravished, a spinster named Sperling
To Ireland I want to go
So here's one I've posted before
A builder was Catherine the Great.
There was a prize fighter named Lynn
An Oregonian who lives in Zig Zag
To accept it some found it quite hard.
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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