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Pronunciation: 'li-m&-rik, 'lim-rik
Function: noun
Etymology: Limerick, Ireland
: a light or humorous verse form of 5 chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of 3 feet and lines 3 and 4 are of 2 feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba.

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There once was a girl named sue        (Sam)
Who couldn't find her other shoe        (Sam)
She checked in the shed        (Anon.)
and under her bed        (Anon.)

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There once was a girl named Molly        (Anon.)
Who went looking for her polly        (Anon.)
he chit himself        (Anon.)
so he turned blue        (Anon.)
boo hoo molly        (Anon.)

E.g. Nog        (Anon.)
Fugg nog        (Anon.)
Butt nog        (Anon.)
Tommy nog        (Anon.)
This is rudeeeeeee        (Anon.)

Bob is dead        (Anon.)
Dave chopped off his head        (Anon.)
Dave has got problems        (Anon.)
Then the the police said stuff 'em        (Anon.)
The police chopped off Daves head        (Anon.)

There was an young man name neil        (kj)
Who was out to re-invent the wheel        (mn)
Except he did it wrong        (Peel)
Oddsmakers S is S is eksms. R        (Jaya)
Buttheads 4 Lyfe        (Anon.)

There was a young man called Paul        (Anon.)
he did a shit in the bin        (calum)
and his mummy called him gay        (calum)
because he ate a snail        (Anon.)
whilst creating the new wheel of joy        (neil)

There was a bookkeeper called        (ron)
Ron        (Anon.)
Ron died        (Anon.)
That is sad        (Anon.)
very sad        (Anon.)

There once was a dog named jessie        (Anon.)
there once was a girl named Kat        (dd)
There one was alady called jackie        (Anon.)
THere was once a man named pat        (Liv)
I have a dog called tyke,        (Anon.)

and be came an uncle instead        (Anon.)
There once was a girl named robin        (Anon.)
There once was a guy named Ryon        (Anon.)
Punts and Sows        (Kasrael)
typhoon        (Anon.)

Por old Fanny        (Anon.)
Fannt        (Anon.)
who wa so confused it was        (Anon.)
funny.        (Anon.)
So to tidy things up she sowed up her .....        (Anon.)

There once was a lady called        (Sarah)
Danny        (Anon.)
Anne Cato        (Angie)
Fanny        (Anon.)
who waa so confused in was        (Anon.)

I once met a man called Dai        (Trace)
There was a man name tony        (Joe)
Joe kiss night        (Anon.)
Joe kiss night        (Anon.)
Sarah        (Anon.)

I once knew a man named Ryan Adams        (Joe)
Who pooped his pants at work        (Dunc)
He jumped from his seat        (Anon.)
And landed on his feet        (Anon.)
Then went and broke his leg on some meat        (Anon.)

there once was a busman called        (steve)
ANGUS        (Anon.)
who ate a shoe        (drew)
onto to hers legs        (Anon.)
There once was a girl named Nicki        (Anon.)

there was a man called barry        (Anon.)
car        (Anon.)
wefg        (tr)
Happy Birthday, sister        (Vik)
He was never so dim        (Frim)

There was a lady called Tina        (Big Boobs)
who had laws had more than a clue        (Anon.)
There was a lady called Sandy        (Anon.)
She was the one they called nasty        (Anon.)
barry        (Anon.)

nurse called        (sasha)
poet called        (Moynes)
There was a man named        (Anon.)
brinjal        (Anon.)
There once was a girl name Kate        (Anon.)

To my lovely daughter        (Niki)
Katie, you're leaving        (Maxwell)
DEBRA        (Anon.)
There was a young girl called millie        (Anon.)
DICK        (sucker)

u r grandpa        (Anon.)
happy birthday grandpa scott        (Anon.)
I am rooting for Jon Snow        (Anon.)
there once was a man named Jerry        (Anon.)
There was a daughter named        (Niki)

Happy birthday to a wonderful sister        (Maureen)
One who is a driven insister        (Anon.)
With energy levels second to none        (Anon.)
She realised she had hit her bum        (Anon.)
And popped an almighty big blister        (Anon.)

Happy Birthday to my wonderful        (Nancy)
She wanted no party or anything fancy.        (Anon.)
So wishes I sent        (Anon.)
Her rules were not bent        (Anon.)
She wanted no party nor anything fancy.        (Anon.)

There was a young lady called        (Sarah)
Cate        (Anon.)
There is a man named        (willie)
Are people just stupid or...        (Ugh)
There once was a young lady called        (Nicki)

Corporate communications        (Banksy)
the was a young man from fleet        (sdc)
Kevin        (Anon.)
casey        (Anon.)
There once was a girl named        (sophie)

Kate nurse rugby        (Anon.)
There was a lady named Felicity        (Tori)
elyse        (flo)
Autumn could fuck anything        (Anon.)
stairs        (pairs)

There was a young lady called Lisa        (Anon.)
She liked to raise merry hell        (Michelle)
there was a man        (jack)
Pagal adme        (Brinjal)
Dance        (Jade)

I have done my work for Manchester        (Anon.)
For a man named lester        (Emma)
Soon he will see her        (Mary)
There was a woman callled Dawn        (porn)
There once was a wife called Laura        (Anon.)

i nice night with my girl        (Anon.)
There was a brickie from Bournemouth        (Anon.)
There was a sweet lady called Bobbie        (Anon.)
Now this makes no sense...        (LJJoe)
Max        (Lad)

there was a man called guy        (Anon.)
He always seemed to lie        (Lotty)
i could never feel        (lenard)
that moment he was real        (Anon.)
but man i sure did try        (Anon.)

Hickory dickory dock        (Esgse)
The mouse ran up the clock        (Anon.)
fresh carrot        (sakshi)
Did things I liked a lot        (Anon.)
Fettuccini alfredo in the pot        (Anon.)

roswell        (Anon.)
molly        (Anon.)
golly        (Anon.)
alien        (Anon.)
Jackson        (Anon.)

The old woman in flat 52        (Anon.)
Died months before anyone knew        (Anon.)
She tripped on a log        (Anon.)
Was eaten by a dog        (Anon.)
And all that was left was a shoe        (Anon.)

There was a woman of delhi        (Anon.)
There once was a boy named        (Dylan)
Who feet were smelly        (Danielle )
The old woman in flat 52        (Anon.)
The best books        (Anon.)

There once was a cat man named        (Kari)
kevin        (Anon.)
There was an old man named larry        (Anon.)
Amy        (Anon.)
Violet        (Anon.)

there is a young girly named Maia        (Anon.)
who thought her dads the nessiah        (Anon.)
i found a caterpillar        (Anon.)
he was a beast        (Anon.)
he found to be healer        (Anon.)

there was a young girl named erin        (erin)
whoo went fishin to catch a herrin        (Anon.)
she sat on the side        (Anon.)
of the quay bove the tide        (Anon.)
and her feet started itchin and swellin        (Anon.)

Terry        (JJ)
Life to me is truly but a test        (Anon.)
Poojina        (Anon.)
dimity        (dimi)
A devil known as Nabar        (Alfar)

Killa        (Rice)
shut the fuck up faggot        (Anon.)
lol no u idiot        (Anon.)
Nigger        (Anon.)
having dun        (Anon.)

we waren op kamp in de moer        (barry)
She loves to sleep on the sof        (5)
Sof        (Sara)
There once was a man named Greg        (Anon.)
Killa        (Rice)

The form of a limericks quote rare        (Anon.)
There once was boy        (Liam)
Bobby Ate the Chair        (Easymoney )
There once was a boy named Liam        (Liam)
Where there's a will there's a way        (Anon.)

there once was a man named Brian        (Anon.)
If I told you he was young I'd be Lyin'        (Anon.)
There'll be candles a plenty        (Anon.)
We wish we could spy-on        (Anon.)
And that was the end og o leary        (Anon.)

Once there was a chicken called chi chi        (Syka)
john        (Anon.)
griffin        (griffin)
There was a man called Ando        (Anon.)
sarah        (Anon.)

There once was a man named Bill        (Anon.)
Who had a beer he did spill        (Anon.)
He cried real hard        (Anon.)
Until he received a sympathy card        (Anon.)
He's okay now but still has an empty pint glass to fill        (Anon.)

there was a young man named        (John)
Who lost at backgammon        (Anon.)
Balathrax        (Anon.)
He lost the game then        (Anon.)
and he was gone        (Anon.)

Julia cater is stuck in tamworth        (Anon.)
There once was a girl named        (Allison)
aids are bad        (jezza)
There was once a girl named Victoria        (Anon.)
I once met a girl called Vicky        (Anon.)

There was a young architect named        (ricky)
A 16 year old boy named        (Jayden)
o'malley        (Anon.)
There was a chap called        (Ben)
there ince was a young lass named        (sienna)

there was a young man called doctor moss        (Anon.)
You suffered because he was the boss        (Anon.)
He lived all day        (Anon.)
On a diet of hay        (Anon.)
He really should learn how to floss.        (Anon.)

There once was a teacher called Mike        (Delft)
There once was a man called Chris        (Anon.)
There once was a problem called FAR        (Anon.)
Whose shirts were the color of dirt        (Anon.)
There once was a geezer called Alan        (Nodders)

we from the Safety Office        (Bresser)
are frustrations are long        (Anon.)
we have lots of positives        (Anon.)
that go on and on        (Anon.)
we are really good at multitasking        (Anon.)

There was a young girl from Twatt        (Anon.)
Who purchased a ridiculous hat        (Anon.)
Pete liked a drink        (Anon.)
Girl        (Whisper)
kind        (yasmine)

Here we are at        (Lakeside Manor)
Carrying on with joyful        (banter)
Always eating loaves of        (bread)
Gaining knowledge for our        (head)
Graduating College        (Wyatt)

I love gummy bears, they are my life        (Anon.)
Marry me, make me your wife        (libbs)
sam        (Anon.)
And Joel proved not any hole is a goal        (Anon.)
There was a man called richard        (Anon.)

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