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Welcome to Limerickpedia

The free encyclopedia where everything rhymes!

A limerick is a five-line poem with a strict form (AABBA), which intends to be witty or humorous, and is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.

The following example of a limerick is of anonymous origin.

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.


The only rule is that your limerick should be about a noun, object, thing, person, place or subject as you would find in a normal encyclopedia. And, it should be somewhat factual. If you have a great limerick that isn’t factually about any of these things then you can add you entry on the limerick page as an example limerick.

Q: So how does one add a new limerick?
A: The simplest way to add a new limerick is to use the search function top right. Enter the noun, object, thing, person, place or subject etc that you would like to 'limerick' about and you can either edit the page by adding the limerick to the present page (do no delete the prvious one) or if the page does not exist you will be offered the ability to 'create this page'. Et Volia!

You can use the html line break tag at the end of each line to break to the next line. Put the letters br inside bracket arrows < and >

I wish that my room had a floor!
I don’t so much care for a door,
But this crawling around
Without touching the ground
Is getting to be quite a bore!
– Gelett Burgess, The Burgess Nonsense Book, 1901

this site was built in response to Lore Sjoberg's article on Wired [1]

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