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Notes on Limericks

By Billy Joe Fudge

Limericks were and most times are both vulgar and humorous which, I think, masks the true magnetism which makes them stick in our heads and that is of course the melodic nine-nine-six-six-nine rhyming form.

This form is easy to remember and repeat much like breathing which is easy to repeat without giving it any thought or riding a bicycle, etc.

Those folks who advertise could benefit from a catchy limerick for sure. Catchy ad phrases can quickly become a part of pop culture especially in a world filled with instant communication apparatus. -BJF
Thanks, BJF. If Columbia, KY, is to keep the title of Limerick Capital of the United States, we hope you, and your followers, keep them coming. -Ed

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