Thursday, March 31, 2005


Some of the best limericks I have heard in recent times! (Filched from Artharaja)

1. Mendelian genetics exemplified...
“There was a young fellow named Starkie,
Who had an affair with a darky;
The result of his sins
Was quadruplets, not twins –
One black, one white and two khaki!”

2. To each his own...
“A young schizophrenic named Struther,
When told of the death of his mother,
Said, “Yes, it’s too bad,
But I can’t feel sad.
After all, I still have each other.”

3. And here are two to evoke "O dear!"...
“There once was a sculptor named Phidias,
Who had a distaste for the hideous,
So he sculpted Aphrodite
Without any nightie,
And shocked all the ultra-fastidious.”

“On the bust of a barmaid in Hale
Were tattooed current prices of ale –
While on her behind
(For the sake of the blind)
Were all the same prices in Braille.”

I especially like the snide connotations in limericks; very innocent, very hilarious, very creative, very endearing (and enduring) and at the same time, very provocative in their own way, and very naughty!


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