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Thread poster: A Hayes
A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 13:24
Nov 6, 2004

According to the adhesive strip on Libra invisible ultra thin pads, “No words in the English language rhyme with ‘month’, ‘orange’, ‘silver’, or ‘purple’.”

Can anyone disprove this?

abh


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Yolande Haneder  Identity Verified
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Rhyme Nov 6, 2004

Here what came to my mind:

Silver
Soldier

Orange
Change

Purple
Circle

Month
...I don't know yet, maybe you will find. Is ist my accent that makes these words rhyme together?


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Yolande Haneder  Identity Verified
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Last one Nov 6, 2004

I have the last one:

Month= triumph


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Purple rhymes Nov 6, 2004

In the West of Scotland, "purple" can rhyme with "hirple" (= "limp"). Of course in the same part of the world, "girl" usually rhymes with "squirrel" ...

Cheers,

Giles


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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oddities Nov 6, 2004

ABH wrote:

According to the adhesive strip on Libra invisible ultra thin pads, “No words in the English language rhyme with ‘month’, ‘orange’, ‘silver’, or ‘purple’.”

Can anyone disprove this?

abh



orange - sporange
(for botanically inspired poets: a receptacle containing spores; a spore-case or capsule)
OED
although apparently pronounced spuh-RINJ, so it depends how you look at it

purple - curple
(crupper or leathern strap buckled to the back of the saddle and passing under the horse's tail, to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards.
Also rump or posterior, of a horse and possibly not just)
OED

(I like GW's 'hirple' as well
also OED)

silver - chilver
(A ewe-lamb: commonly chilver-lamb, found in OE., and still common in southern dialects.
OED
Glossary of farming terms
http://www.indigo2.co.uk/aiua/Farming%20Terms.pdf

and a few offerings in:
http://www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/oddities/words3.html
(again, depending on how you look at it, sometimes - I'm not sure I'm convinced by its suggestions for month.)

It's going to make an interesting poem, though.

I was toying with the idea of
month - and a gentle 'humph'

(after all, it's is in the OED - noun and verb)
'an expression of doubt or dissatisfaction. Also a name for this utterance.'

[Edited at 2004-11-06 22:35]


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A Hayes
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purple turtle... Nov 7, 2004

nice ideas, everyone!

abh


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