From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly. Here are ten.
There once was a person called Lear
A Guinness named Arthur made ale
Have you heard of my old friend Slim?
There was a young girl from back East
Queen Dido of Troy said: "He has"
A scholar at Syracuse U.
No limericks on Secrets Victoria!
My brother, he called me a wimp
I guess that I'm now on the spot.
There once was a boy of Tibet
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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