No rhyme

January 22, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More

I had long assumed that there was no rhyme for the word “orange.” One of my daughters told me that there was no rhyme for “silver” either. That inspired us to turn to Wikipedia for a detailed list of words for which there are no rhymes. I had assumed that there were only a smattering of short English words that had no rhyme, but I was seriously wrong.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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    • Karl says:

      Depending on the pronunciation used partial ryhmes are possible for orange.

      The diabetic practiced using a syringe
      By sticking it into an orange.

      or

      To help cure a cold you can
      either suck on an orange,
      or suck on a honey lemon lozenge

      or

      It possible to rhyme with the word orange

      When you point with a finger you use phalange.

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