1. Convince people like William Safire that 'orange' should be pronounced
"oh ack". Since Mr. Safire is a respected wordmaven, others will follow
his example and we soon will be able to rhyme "orange" with words like
"Pontiac" and "dipsomaniac."
2. Change your word order. Instead of
"Hail to thee, bright Fruit!
Round and orange..."
(which pretty much leaves you at a deadend) try
"Hail to thee, bright Fruit!
Orange and round..."
You could rhyme on forever!
3. Use another word:
a. Try another citrus fruit, for example, "tangerine" has a *lot*
more rhymes. (but only 1/3 the vitamin C)
b. Try another color, like "ocher" or "helianthin" or even "red and
4. Make up a new word that rhymes with "orange" and introduce it into the
language (high school student Jeremy Shepard invented the term "Pornange"
- "Erotica With The Use Of Oranges").
5. If it is just going to be posted to usenet you don't really need to
worry that much - most people on usenet do not know how to pronounce
anything anyway, since they communicate on a purely text level and their
vocal cords atrophied years ago.
6. Use the foreign word equivalent. After all, "orange" comes from the word
"naranja" or "naranj" which ended up "auranja" when someone carelessly
lost the "n" at the beginning of the word (some say it wandered off with
the article "une" which used to precede it). Use classy foreign words
like "naranja", "Doq"*, "hesperidium", "citrus sinensis" and your poetry
could resemble that of T.S. Eliot (or Miss Piggy, if you're not careful).
7. The ultimate solution? Forget rhymes! Forget trying to make
couplets, quatrains, sonnets, villanelles, or limericks! Free verse!
Grab your words by the handful and throw them at the paper, seeing which
ones stick! Roll them into a ball and then sledgehammer them so that they
gallagher at your readers! Try blank verse....
[blank space here]
I hope the above has been some help.
Yes, I will go quietly.
Note: "Doq" is Klingon for "make red" - see
for more information
: Note: "Doq" is Klingon for "make red" - see
: for more information
Okay, now that's just wrong! www.kli.org is the Klingon Language
Institute! They have a picture of Shakespeare, with a Klingon forehead!
(C'mon, guys, it's better than that lexis site.)
: Someone has brought to my attention the terrible plight of poets who are
: unable to find a word that rhymes with 'orange'.
Ode to an Orange
O they say the rhyming's ended
With a word like "orange" appended.
Life is filled with mindless fools
Who parrot back their stifling rules.
Twist the meaning! Lose your fetters!
Tintintabulate those letters!
Gather, friends, and take a gander:
Couplets that disprove the slander.
Anorexics love an orange
Binge and binge and then some more binge.
Dramatists defile the orange,
like that hack and worthless whore Inge.
When he's pelted with an orange
My friend Mike sounds like a door hinge.
In a bustier that's orange
Cher could make a monk's cold core singe
"Straight," they say, and eat an orange?
Fabio could make Al Gore twinge!
It's a cinch, though poets miss
on tougher words, like "Ted Leonsis".
des...@crl.com /\ I will not go quietly. Hey, speaking of Ted Leonsis,
/ \ I found this great web page that's all about AOL...
>Grab your words by the handful and throw them at the paper, seeing which
How did you learn that technique? By watching Salvador Dali paint, or
by watching someone cook pasta?
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
i selected number 7.
What is the color of loneliness?
It is often considered to be blue.
What color is it to You?
Yellow is the color of jealousy
That puts harsh words in your mouth
And a slicing tone in your voice
Such that everyone knows you are bitter.
The outward comparing of you to them
Causes unnecessary vicious competition.
Green is the color of envy
That keeps a snarl on your face
Because your self-esteem is so low
that you fail to reach your own potential.
You do not strive to be your best
So other people also lose their respect for you.
Red is the color of anger
That causes you to lose control
And physically punish yourself and others
In a way you usually regret afterward.
No one dares come near to you
For fear you will lash out unprovoked.
Grey is the color of turmoil
As the emotions sweep and churn;
They threaten when they swell and tumble
Never ceasing changing their formations.
Shifting moods sneak up on yourself
And others choose not to have to guess.
Black is the color of emptiness
That occurs when noting is given out
And all that is put in disappears
Seemingly unappreciated by you.
Why should anyone continue to give
If you return nothing of yourself.
Blue is the color of sadness
that pulls you inside yourself
Wondering why bad things happen to you
And you moan and groan to everyone.
You need a caring person to listen
But you continue until you burden them.
Purple is the color of passion
And your love knows no bounds
As you give unto them; lean on them,
Your need seems unbounded too.
Such unrelenting passion is smothering
And they must escape to catch a breath.
Whatever the color of your loneliness
I’ll bet you would like change.
What do you think of orange?
Orange is the color of pleasantness
And radiates a glowing warmth
Of positive attitudes and fun;
Giggles and good Humor abound.
Sincere smiles grow wide
And invite others to join you.
Pink is the color of kindness
That gives the impression of softness
Where they can lay their fragile heart
Without fear of mischief or neglect.
Comfortableness being hard to find,
They will seek your company.
White is the color of goodness
That is deep and genuine;
Its purity masks no other color
Or selfish motives underneath.
It is this stableness and trustworthiness
That everyone who strays returns to.
T. Neubert------------| I sit...I wonder...|What love doesn't conquer;
ter...@southwind.net--| I fall asleep. | Lost love destroys.
>Blue is the color of sadness Blue Diamonds
>Pink is the color of kindness Pink Hearts
>Orange is the color of pleasantness Orange Stars
>Green is the color of envy Green Clovers
>Yellow is the color of jealousy Yellow Moons
>Purple is the color of passion Purple Horseshoes
>Red is the color of anger Red Double Helix
>Black is the color of emptiness Black Kettles
>Grey is the color of turmoil Grey Rainbows
>White is the color of goodness White Power Ranger
Gard "Color me Lucky" Trask
Gardner S. Trask III tr...@world.std.com
"First .cultured man on the Internet" alt.culture.gard-trask
"When it comes to describing Boursy and/or Grubor,
I am torn between 'incompetence' and 'incontinence'."
/Gard "Color me Lucky" Trask
I tried, Gard, I really did. But coloring ascii drawings is
harder than you might think. I finally enlisted the help of
my daughter, who did a simply mahvelous job of it.
E.(oh, & thanks for the holiday project idea! Kept her busy for hours)Holmes
Love is a dinky little spaceship flying round the galaxy with lots
of sexy people wearing spandex. (No wait Dammit! That's the start
of Star Trek. I *always* get those two mixed up) ---- Maelstrom
> Someone has brought to my attention the terrible plight of poets who are
> unable to find a word that rhymes with 'orange'.
When greenman's gaol
doth hold an orange
I draw the sword
and towards him lunge.
Falling Icarus in sunlight orange
Into the sea of green did plunge
: Rufferta wrote
Those would be good examples... if they rhymed, of course.
"Is that you, Doug?"
"Hello, Doc. What are you doing up?"
"Well, I heard you were loading cargo today, so I thought I'd better
get ready. On days when there's any work to be done, I can always count
mORE IN Jamaica
OR IN Jeopardy
old whORE IN Jailbait's clothing
- Peter Stewart Richards
You could try semi-ryhmes (orange/foreign, orange/porridge,
I think I'll sit back and wait for the flames ro roll in .
> You could try semi-ryhmes (orange/foreign, orange/porridge,
> organge/derange etc).
> I think I'll sit back and wait for the flames ro roll in .
DON'T YOU KNOW ANYTHING D00D!!!! (DIE DIE DIE) ORANGES SHOULD BE DEEP
FRIED NOT BARBEQUED! ALSO KIBO RHYMES WITH ORANGE CAUSE WE SAY SO SO
THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTINUE THIS THREAD. DIE THREAD DIE!!!!!!
"Look at me, I am aguing over somethis that is so stupit"
> Rufferta wrote
> > Someone has brought to my attention the terrible plight of poets who are
> > unable to find a word that rhymes with 'orange'.
> Falling Icarus in sunlight orange
> Into the sea of green did plunge
His ruddy face like an orange
peered at us from behind the door hinge.
--E "Jeeze, it's just that easy, people) Teflon Piano
E Teflon Piano is a fellow at the Institute of Misapplied Psychometry and
founder of the Internet 'Lectronic Legal Society[dibs]. Teflon is DuPont
Corp.'s tradename for poly(tetrafluoroethylene). E is E poly(TFE) Piano
Enterprises' mark for satire, hyperbole and calculated misstatements.
>On 6 Dec 1996, Richard Romero wrote:
>> Rufferta wrote
>> > Someone has brought to my attention the terrible plight of poets
>> > unable to find a word that rhymes with 'orange'.
>> Falling Icarus in sunlight orange
>> Into the sea of green did plunge
> His ruddy face like an orange
> peered at us from behind the door hinge.
> --E "Jeeze, it's just that easy, people) Teflon Piano
Naaaa, teflon - don't stick. The guy already rejected similars by
Yeats, et. al. Its a Mother Goose exercise; he wants an exact sound
Tongues of fire in hellish orange
licked at the faces, nameless
in the war-torn jail...
from 'The Drinking Songs of Attica', a piece i did a few
>> Someone has brought to my attention the terrible plight of poets
>> who are unable to find a word that rhymes with 'orange'.<snip>
The time-honored way of handling such annoyances in the
English language, while still upholding the proud tradition of
regular rhyme, is by word substitution, so that the example given
Falling Icarus in sunlight orange
Into the sea of green did plunge
Falling Icarus in sunlight pomegranate
Into the sea of green plunged then on he swam it