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Limerick (pronounced /ˈlɪmrɪk/; Luimneach in Irish) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of the Republic of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre and has a 2006 population of 91,000 inhabitants within the Limerick urban area.

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Dimepiece :

I know all the rules in a limerick poem...though, is their a limit too the maximum amount of syllables a line can have? I understand that lines 1-2-5 have to rhyme and have same amount of syllables, but how many syllables am i allowed to use?

Mandaladreamer :
"There was an old man from Nantucket (9) Who kept all his cash in a bucket (9) His daughter named Nan (5) Ran away with a man (6) And as for the bucket, Nan tucket. (9) There ya go!"
zkauf1 :
""A limerick has five lines, with three metrical feet in the first, second and fifth lines and two metrical feet in the third and fourth lines. A variety of types of metrical foot can be used, but the most typical are the amphibrach (a stressed syllable between two unstressed syllables) and the anapaest (two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable). The rhyme scheme is usually AABBA." _________________ Though I generally think just about any limerick could be scanned without having to fall back on the amphribrach"
pinoyboy412 :

Can someone write me a limerick about the metric system must have liter, meter or other words on the metric system Thanks

Eric S :
"There once was a man from Namtucket..."
William R :
"There once was a girl from Nantucket. Was asked to measure a bucket. It might be a liter Or maybe a meter. But who the heck knows... So ..."
Don B :
"The young lady smiled and then kissed him. She encouraged the metric system. When he failed kilometer She cooled her thermometer… He couldn’t meter so she missed him."
patriot :

I'll give you 10 points about a funny limerick what has to do with sports/vad the impaler.

MJ :
"There was an impaler named Vlad Whose victims were never too glad They cursed Vlad's odd sport Of stakes through their heart They thought his behavior quite bad. ;o)"
d962831 :
"you know javelin throwing isn't quite so boring when you've got vlad the impaler coaching the player on how too better aim at the spectators"
♥Peanut♥ :
"There once was a man named Vlad He had a deadbeat dad But he was a prince and impaled ever since which he thought was very rad! Sorry if Its not very good ♥♥♥♥♥"


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From the creator of xkcd/comes an awesome Limerick DB/and now you wonder/whether near or yonder/"how will this end with an -e?"

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Remember limericks? They were huge in the mid-20th century, but fell on hard times over the last couple decades. Now so many dirty limericks are a generation out-of-date, and the really clever ones lie neglected and un-retold.

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