Lecherous Limericks

Lecherous Limericks[1][2] is the first of several compilations of dirty limericks by celebrated author Isaac Asimov (1920–1992). The book contains 100 limericks. The first limerick in the collection is:

There was a sweet girl of Decatur
Who went to sea on a freighter.
She was screwed by the master
– An utter disaster –
But the crew all made up for it later.[1]

Asimov comments in that limerick's introduction that “This one marked the beginning. I composed it on the Queen Elizabeth II when returning from a visit to Great Britain in June 1974. When I recited it, everyone laughed. Since that time I have been writing down limericks. I wasn't going to let myself forget them and lose laughs.[1]

Subsequent limerick books by Asimov

  • Asimov, Isaac (1976). More Lecherous Limericks. ISBN 978-0802705150.
  • Asimov, Isaac (1977). Still More Lecherous Limericks. ISBN 978-0802771063.
  • Asimov, Isaac (1978). Asimov's Sherlockian Limericks. ISBN 978-0892960392.
  • Asimov, Isaac; Ciardi, John (1981). A Grossery of Limericks. ISBN 978-0393331127.
  • Asimov, Isaac (1984). Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children. ISBN 978-0898452396.

Asimov, Isaac; Ciardi, John (1985). Limericks, Too Gross. ISBN 978-0393045307.


  1. Asimov, Issaac (September 1975). Lecherous Limericks. illustrated by Julien Dedman. New York, NY: Walker & Company. ISBN 9780802704986.
  2. Asimov, Issaac (May 1976). Lecherous Limericks. illustrated by Julien Dedman. UK?: Fawcett Books. ISBN 978-0449228418.

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