12 May

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Today is Limerick Day

So we are drinking a...

Limerick

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Limerick Day celebrates the birth on this day in 1812 of Edward Lear, who popularised the limerick in his 1846 Book of Nonsense.


Lear didn't invent the form, which had been around since the early 18th century, but he made it readily available and fun, so today we're toasting Mr Lear with one of our own creations, a Limerick.

Oh, and here's a very bad limerick penned in our office: There was a young bartending star/Who dreamed he would open a bar/Then he worked for a brand/Took a corporate stand/And ended up doing PR.

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