Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form
Karen Lunsford, an Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, posted this note about the Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form to Techrhet, an email discussion list for teachers interested in computers and teaching writing.
http://www-b.oedilf.com/db/LimThe site has over 2500 limericks that offer wry and fun-to-read definitions. Here's a sampling:
[It's] The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form (which used to be called the Oxford English Dictionary in Limerick Form, with great enthusiasm from the OED folks, until the OED's legal dept. suggested that perhaps this wasn't a great idea).
Can you imagine one in haiku form?
I told the cap'n of my conditionHe then took note of our positionHe said to go aleeIf I had to go pee