From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
It is exceedingly HETERODOX
It's always the same when the Daddy
Jan was a hooker, a rookie.
Coming on inter-library loan
Geography's not a sensation
I wonder how they had the gall
In Ireland, churchmen have no guts.
Please Wizardly wiz, a new spell.
I've died and to heaven I've gone.
A nun of an order inferior
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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