Limericks for Polite Company
Erik Pettersen ’65
Infinity Publishing, 2008
Limericks for Polite Company is an illustrated collection of 94 original limericks, which draw on a treasure trove of puns, fractured idioms, and observations of everyday life. And, says the author, unlike those you might recall from college days, these limericks can be shared with family and friends.
Erik Pettersen ’65 is a former nuclear submarine officer, chemical industry executive, and management consultant. As a first-generation American, he inherited from his parents a lifelong fascination with the many nuances of the English language. He is the author of a devotional biography, Semper Fi: The Psalms of Robert Alexander.