From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
"Goodbye then," said Janine and started
His bowstring by far was too short.
For one month we now have to wait
With all the abortions each morn
A big-bottomed, flat-breasted lass
She's only 16 and she's learning
The dry cleaners, Smith, Parker and Bose
Some folk turn to joke books or funny
There was a young woman named Meg
I once asked the Bishop of Leigh
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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