«I want more limericks, and I want the cleverest ones collected somewhere. It strikes me that a certain modern system for collecting bits of funny text might be perfect for both these goals. […] Submit away, both old and new! Anonymity is encouraged and a respect for meter is required. Dirtiness is not mandatory, but it helps.»
Siden har bidragene strømmet til. Langt i fra alle er så nøye med å følge reglene for limerickskriving, men mye av det er uansett svært underholdende lesning. Her en noen som jeg har valgt ut fra lista over de 150 mest populære.
A young psychic midget named Marge
Went to jail with the most heinous charge
But despite lock and key
The next day she broke free
And the headlines said «Small Medium at Large»
Noen er mer nerdete enn andre:
There once was a [person] from [place]
Whose [body part] was [special case].
When [event] would occur,
It would cause [him or her]
To violate [law of time/space].
Noen kombinerer det makabre med det som er litt på kanten:
There once was a vampire named Mable,
whose periods were really quite stable.
And every full moon,
she’d get out a spoon
and drink herself under the table.