From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
We've all heard of Little Jack Horner
There was an old Bishop of Mounds
A recruit in the battle of Aix
To the doc went a fellow named Jock
In my pool, seven swans all a-swimming...
Don't throw out those "houses of glass"
Now I propose a new plan
With breakfast in bed, a TV
There're others who've taken that tack
Of Sis Chris I'd just like to say
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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