Limericks were used in Nursery Rhymes and other poems for children. Limericks have been traced back to the fourteenth century English history. The word Limerick comes from the Irish town of Limerick. The content of Limericks is often bawdy and humorous. A Limerick as poetry is simple and short, as Limericks only have five lines. The theme of our Limericks is “People”.