email@example.com (Jim Wygralak) wrote in rec.humor.funny: > >A friend of mine came up with this one and gave me permission to submit >it, saying he wanted to be attributed by his initials, EFS, only. > >There once was a man from the stix, >Who liked to write limerics. >But he failed at the sport, >Because he wrote them too short. > Ah yes. Jokes on limerick length. I remember seeing the following two similar jokes in OMNI magazine back in the early 80's, though I don't know where they got them: === There once was a lady from Crewe Whose limerics went to line two. --- There once was a man from Verdun. === Thus inspired, my brother Scott and I set about making joke limericks for 3, 4, and 6 lines. If memory serves: === There once was a lady from Bree Whose limericks went to line three, And never went farther. --- There once was a man on the floor Whose limericks went to line four. He'd start up the trend, and then it would end. --- There once was a man from the Styx Whose limericks went to line six. He never did know How far they should go, And never did bother to fix Them at all. === Of course, you can joke on things that aren't length: === There once was a man with a dime Who wrote limericks some of the time. He wrote just a bit, But they sounded like s___ 'Cuz he never could get them to sound right.
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