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Celebrate Limerick Day

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Celebrate Limerick Day

You have two options this May 12th: you can do what you normally do, which is probably come home from work and then spend the next three hours on your couch watching reruns of Frasier, or you can grab a pint and celebrate Limerick Day, the only day of the year when you can talk in rhyme without inviting funny looks. That’s right, May 12th marks the birth of Edward Lear, the man who popularized the traditional oral poetic form of the limerick in writing. Lear was several things—an artist, a composer, an early adopter of stylish facial hair—but he...

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