View Full Version : [OT] Does anything rhyme with 'orange'?

Dolmen Creative
07-07-2010, 05:48 PM
OK, this is horribly off topic. While cruising this forum, the eldest menhir gremlin asked, "is there any word in the English language that rhymes with the word 'orange'?" :?:

Steel General
07-07-2010, 06:40 PM
This is worth a few chuckles - linky-linky (http://www.skorks.com/2008/10/here-are-some-words-that-rhyme-with-orange/)

07-08-2010, 03:54 AM
hehe... funny guy... reminds me of the book Douglas Adams wrote with "silly" words "The meaning of Liff"

07-08-2010, 04:39 AM
@SG: Indeed it is! :D

From the same blog. (http://www.skorks.com/2009/08/the-anatomy-of-a-rhyme-and-what-really-rhymes-with-orange/)

07-08-2010, 08:12 AM
A clip from QI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5C8-Y8FGbM), my absolute favorite quiz show, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Dolmen Creative
07-08-2010, 10:52 AM
It's nice to see that there are others here with our sense of humor.

07-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Its easy to find rhymes for orange if one thinks musically. The word boring can rhyme with orange if you say it with the right accents as part of a song.

I was a-walkin' through da mall,
an' I saw a perfect orange.
I a-tried to make a song,
but this song is pretty borin'.

In this case it rhymes because the middle part of the words "oran/orin" sounds the same.

Not so difficult. Its only "perfect" rhymes that are a problem, because there are so few in the English language for 'orange', all of which are hard to fit into any sensible rhyme. But most rhymes, ie. the ones used in music and folk culture, are not about perfect rhymes.


07-08-2010, 01:39 PM
A very tenous connection, but this is one my favourite humorous small rhymes:

Celia Celia
When I am sad and weary
When I think all hope has gone
When I walk along High Holborn
I think of you with nothing on

by Adrian Mitchell