From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
So truly, we had a fine chain.
You hear all those screams from George Hurst?
The Papal Bull I thought was neat
I for one would never balk
Their squeals as I set them alight
Says Paddy, "What are you folks about?"
There was a young man from Melrose
When my heart is broken and blue
Why thank you! If all this is true.
A worn-out old harlot named Mame
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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