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#161105 - 07/18/06 10:04 AM Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anything?
Logwood Offline
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I'd very much like to know.

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#161106 - 07/18/06 10:38 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anything?
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Ah, I see somebody is too young to remember H.R. Pufnstuf, the original Barney...

Orange. Orange doesn't rhyme with anything.

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#161107 - 07/18/06 10:55 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anything?
Logwood Offline
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scavenge?

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#161108 - 07/18/06 11:15 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anything?
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"MONTH"........i think

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#161109 - 07/18/06 11:34 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anything?
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I was waxing nostalgic, Logwood. Orange, porange, nothing rhymes with orange was a song sung by the witch in the show H.R. Pufnstuf, which played in the late 60's or early 70's. [insert showing-my-age emoticon here]

Actually, in Québec, there is a subtle difference between pronunciations...

Scavenge is pronounced: sca-vinj
Orange is pronounced: or-enj

Though, as we all know here, words are are pronounced differently depending upon where you live in the world so they may sound the same in your neck of the woods.

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#161110 - 07/18/06 11:38 AM Re: lozengy
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Ask Oxford and LIU in Wikipedia.
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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#161111 - 07/18/06 11:55 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anythi
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orange, purple and silver come to mind.

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#161112 - 07/18/06 11:58 AM Re: lozengy
Logwood Offline
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The link suggested silver... but I can think of pilfer! har!

Heh..belMarduk, even if I was old enough, I doubt they put on Pufnstuf in Israel. Besides, give me Sesame Street any day over that.

I am stumped with month and purple... can't find something to rhyme well with it. And scavenge is not a perfect rhyme too, so good ones!


Edited by Logwood (07/18/06 12:01 PM)

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#161113 - 07/18/06 12:01 PM Re: lozengy
tsuwm Online   confused
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{once again, with feeling}
To find a rhyme for 'silver'
Or any 'rhymeless' rhyme
Requires only will, Ver-
bosity and time.

(see also Espy rhyme for orange at Wiki-link above)

purple: hirple, curple [YCLIU]


Edited by tsuwm (07/18/06 12:05 PM)

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#161114 - 07/18/06 02:32 PM Re: lozengy
Zed Offline
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And good old Ogden Nash.

A panther is like a leopard
except that it hasn't been peppered.
Should you behold a panther crouch
prepare to say ouch.
Better yet, if called by a panther
don't anther.

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