Limericks

OK, this is a little odd but I was reading up on limericks (a particular kind of short poem). You can read about them here.

 

Here are some illustrations of limericks:

 

There was a Young Person of SmyrnaWhose grandmother threatened to burn her;

  But she seized on the cat,
 and said ‘Granny, burn that!

       You incongruous old woman of Smyrna!’

Or how about this one…

There was a young rustic named Mallory,

who drew but a very small salary.

When he went to the show,

his purse made him goto a seat in the uppermost gallery.

You get the point. And then there was this one, which just made me laugh…

There was a young man from Japan

Whose limericks never would scan.

 When asked why this was,
 He replied “It’s because

I always try to fit as many syllables into the last line as ever I possibly can.”

I enjoy unexpected humor. This is funny!

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