From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
I once knew a fellow named Gist
A smelly, repulsive old maid
If you're out of the race, I won't sob.
A young Arab girl and her Sheik
Astrologers look to the skies 'n'
I sit in my room with my nose
When it rolled 'cross the room and did crash
That "n" word was quite the hum dinger.
There was a young woman named Jo
"To sleep on marble slab" must be
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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