From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
One dark night Dorothy swam for a lark.
I once knew a virgin from Rome
My aunt fed me sassafras tea
Begosh and begorra! A contest running
I hope that Myfanwy turns up
The smart groundhog who's famous as Phil
Or else some political chap
She was sure he'd see Bess was a dud.
A sweet prima donna Miss Cass
There was a fellow named Pete
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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