Definitely Limericks

These were all written for the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form, a magnificent, ambitious, and slightly insane attempt to write a limerick for every word in the English language, one letter group at a time. You can see my additions and revisions there, too, but I like to keep them here as well. This page gets the latest batch every now and then, while the menu at the end leads to permanent pages for each letter group.

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Antihuman? How could you—you beast!
Please consider our good points, at least.
We’re industrious, smart,
And we’ve made some nice art—
You would miss us if we were deceased.

When Dracula looks for a wife
He eternally gets into strife:
A kiss on the neck
Leaves his darling a wreck.
The undead are just too antilife.

Anti-Semitism: Here, wear this star,
Clamber into that railway car
(On the double, now—schnell!),
And we’ll send you to hell,
Just because of how Jewish you are.

Line four refers, of course, to the hell-on-earth
of the Nazi concentration camps, where anyone
even the slightest bit Jewish was sent.

Here’s an applicant you will admire;
I’d encourage you strongly to try ’er.
She’s intelligent, skilled,
And her resumé killed.
Yes, I’d say she’s the finest applier.

Here’s a piece that we got in today:
An example of New Age crochet.
It can serve as a hat
Or a belt, or... what’s that?
A bit too artsy-craftsy, you say?

In answer, my child, to your query:
All matter’s atomic, in theory.
All physical articles
Consist of small particles.
The finer points, though, make me weary.

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