In this photo made Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, limerick dictionary creator Chris Strolin poses for a photo in Belleville, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) There are many different methods for studying languages and learning new words. One man has come up with his own unusual way to define the meanings of words – through rhyming. He uses words that end with the same sound or a similar sound. Chris Strolin, an American from Belleville, Illinois, is working on an English language reference guide completely made up of limericks. A limerick is a humorous five-line poem with an orderly structure of rhymes. A limerick follows a set of rules. The last words in lines one, two and five must sound alike. The last words in lines three and four must rhyme with each other. Lines one, two and five must have nine sounds or parts, while lines three and four must have six syllables. Strolin says the idea for his dictionary started out as a joke when he suggested it to some of his language-loving friends. His joke centered on the Oxford English Dictionary , a highly-respected publication produced in Britain. It defines 600,000 words. Strolin told his friends that while […]