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#161125 - 07/26/06 02:41 PM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anythi  
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one of those non-answers you get around here from time to time

Sorry, does the proper noun Hockney not rhyme with the other proper noun Cockney in yer ideolect, Faldo? Or you just channeling Lt Minderbinder?


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#161126 - 07/26/06 06:41 PM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anythi  
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Actually the thought wandering thru' my mind was:
does anyone know if there is a word for an implied but unspoken rhyme - or one where a word is substituted for the word that rhymes because it is a swear word?
Cockney (rhyming slang)

#161127 - 07/26/06 07:46 PM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anythi  
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I think the question was more about songs like:
There once was a farmer who took a young miss
In back of the barn where he gave her a -- lecture
On horses and chickens and eggs
And told her that she had such beautiful -- manners
That suited a girl of her charms
A girl that he'd like to take in his -- washing
And ironing and then if she did
They could get married and raise lots of -- Sweet Violets.

#161128 - 07/27/06 01:16 AM Re: Is there a word that doesn't rhyme with anythi  
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Exactly. Whether Hockney rhymes with Cockney in my or anyone else's ideolect is irrelevant to the question which I think Myridon's example adequately recognizes. Cockney is not an answer to that question since the words substituted for in Cockney rhyming slang are not necessarily swear words. Of course, neither are the words in Myridon's example, but they're at least leaning in the right direction.

#161129 - 07/27/06 01:07 PM Re: sock it to, me?  
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Cockney is not an answer to that question since the words substituted for in Cockney rhyming slang are not necessarily swear words.

Yes, I figured it out later after posting. Sorry for snapping at hallucinations. In my defense, Bill Gates made me do it ...


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