From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
I once made burritos and rice
There once was a jolly old bloke
There's a patch that looks just like a rose....
A very keen cyclist named Dash
An A.M.A. doctor named Bruce
Who's watching for our country's good?
There was a young fellow named Bert
Maybe Mayor Mabel made money in May
Mighty Mikey, faked out of his jock
A mathematician named Shaw
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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