How old are Limericks and where did Funny Limericks originate? Why are there so many Irish Limericks? What is the connection with Ireland? The rhyme that we refer to as a limerick originated as far back as the 14th century and were extremely popular in both England and Ireland. Funny Limericks are poems and a form of poetry which rhymes. Funny Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.
"Little Jack Horner sat in a corner,
Watching his chips mount high;
He sat awhile grinning,
Then said, "Ha! I'm winning,
What a wizard at poker am I."
The term Limerick originates in Ireland - its name is taken from the Irish County of Limerick in Ireland and is where Funny Limericks originated. The Irish are well known for their love of poems and poetry. The tradition and origins of different types of poems and poetry date back to the time when the majority of people were unable to read or write. The simplicity of the limerick form of poetry made them easy to write and easy to remember which has led to their popularity in both the English and Irish culture.