From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
It only required one touch
Some puss stole the milk, so my scheme
Mathematics: of sciences, queen
When judges in courtly regalia
There was a young lady named Betty
In your verses monks seem so often
There was a young fellow from Troon
There was a young fellow named Slatter
There once was a fellow who drank
Of Assisi, St. Francis, the while
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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