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Offline will paisley

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Rhymes with "orange" (for Master Mehan)
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:54:14 PM »
From Tom Lehrer:

        Eating an orange
                while making love
        Makes for bizarre enj-
                oyment thereof

Douglas R. Hofstadter's reply:

        "Make love with an orange,"
                our teacher Tom toots,
        "And you'll harvest bizarre, ing-
                enious fruits!"

Or, an entire poem with Rhymes of Orange on every line from the same DRH:

        A poem without "or-
                ange" as a rhyme is not nice --
        it's a bustling bazaar
                in Jodhpur, with no spice.
        It's a Friday night bar
                in Georgetown, without ice,
        It is Deborah Kerr
                'n John Wayne -- Yul look twice!
        Tiger Woods chipping far
                and just missing -- no dice!
        Yankees blurting "Au revoir"
                in Japan, East/West splice!
        Or a Volkswagen car
                engine smoking -- ach, ScheiƟ!
        A poem without "or-
                ange" as a rhyme is not nice.

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Offline Mistress Cherry

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Re: Rhymes with "orange" (for Master Mehan)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 02:20:56 PM »
From BBC television, the show Qi starring Stephen Fry (certified genius).

Only two words actually rhyme with orange and both of them are locations.

Blorringe is a town in Wales where a famous horse is buried.
Goringe is also the name of a town, but it's in Sweden. (There are four more towns of this name scattered across the U.S., but wouldn't have existed in 1587.)

It should be noted that there are any number of others, but they are all surnames of families, and traditionally names of people don't count as "rhyming" words.


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