Sunday, January 16, 2011

Orange Rhymes With...?


According to Thesaurus.com, the age old rumor that there are no words that rhyme with the words "orange" and "silver" is simply not true.

"The rumor that "orange" rhymes with no other word is incorrect. Orange rhymes with Blorenge (a mountain in Wales) and sporange (a sac where spores are made). "Silver" has the same rumor going for it, but it actually rhymes with Wilver (a nickname) and chilver (a ewe lamb)."

Well then, how about the word purple? Well, according to Wikipedia, "
Robert Burns rhymes purple with 'curple' in his Epistle to Mrs. Scott. Burns is, as far as we can tell, the only writer to have used the word. A curple refers to 1) the small of the waist before the flare of the hips 2) a derriere, rump or behind or 3) the part of a saddle that passes under the rear end of the horse - often called a 'crapper'."

2 comments:

Adam said...

Almost makes me want to become a poet.

Jason said...

Orange

Door hinge