National Limerick Day

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National Limerick Day
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National Limerick Day

May 12th marks National Limerick Day, a celebration dedicated to honoring the individual who popularized short, humorous poems—Edward Lear. Renowned for his nonsensical style, Lear often employed made-up words and crafted tales featuring "Quangle-Wangles" and "runcible spoons." Despite the typical rhyming rules of limericks, Lear's 212 creations often deviated from the norm, sometimes presented in three or four lines to accommodate his accompanying illustrations and drawings.