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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    Most people understand that English has no word that rhymes with "orange". It's far from the only one, however. There are at least four more.

    1. bulb
    2. angel
    3. silver
    4. month

    How many more can you find?
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    30 Jun '17 06:281 edit
    1. bulb
    2. angel
    3. silver
    4. month
    Gulp
    Hair gel
    Pilfer
    Amongth
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    30 Jun '17 06:58
    Originally posted by FMF
    Gulp
    Hair gel
    Pilfer
    Amongth
    Gulp doesn't rhyme with bulb. The vowel gives it assonance, that's all.
    'Amongth"?? - You'd struggle to find that word anywhere...
    'Hair Gel' is 2 words - doesn't count...
    'Pilfer' - OK you just about get that one, but it's also a bit more assonance than rhyme.
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    30 Jun '17 06:58
    Originally posted by FMF
    Gulp
    Hair gel
    Pilfer
    Amongth
    By that standard, "foreigns" rhymes with "orange".
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    30 Jun '17 07:03
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    By that standard, "foreigns" rhymes with "orange".
    Bingo.
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    30 Jun '17 07:03
    Stinko.
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    30 Jun '17 07:06
    Originally posted by Larkie
    'Amongth"?? - You'd struggle to find that word anywhere...
    It means amid or in the middle of. It's a bit archaic.
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    30 Jun '17 12:58
    Originally posted by Larkie
    assonance
    Nice word, and is about what's going on here, in more ways than one.
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    30 Jun '17 13:10
    Originally posted by FMF
    Gulp
    Hair gel
    Pilfer
    Amongth
    A "p" sound is not the same as a "b" sound.

    An "r" sound is not the same as an "n" sound.

    An "f" sound is not the same as a "v" sound.

    An "ng" sound is not the same as an "n" sound.

    rhyme, noun

    1. identity in sound of some part, especially the end, of words or lines of verse.
    2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: Find is a rhyme for mind and womankind.

    Yes, English is hard, but one might think that the English might have a better grip of the language that is named after them. But then, one might be wrong.
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    30 Jun '17 13:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    Bingo.

    Originally posted by FMF
    Stinko.
    Do these "rhyme" too?

    Here's a hint: No.
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    30 Jun '17 14:00
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    A "p" sound is not the same as a "b" sound.

    An "r" sound is not the same as an "n" sound.

    An "f" sound is not the same as a "v" sound.

    An "ng" sound is not the same as an "n" sound.

    rhyme, noun

    1. identity in sound of some part, especially the end, of words or lines of verse.
    2. a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: [i]Find is a rh ...[text shortened]... ight have a better grip of the language that is named after them. But then, one might be wrong.
    Or one might be right.
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    30 Jun '17 14:02
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Do these "rhyme" too?

    Here's a hint: No.
    Not even close, really.

    Here's a good one; bomb, tomb and comb. It's all about the 'o'....
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    01 Jul '17 00:32
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Most people understand that English has no word that rhymes with "orange". It's far from the only one, however. There are at least four more.

    1. bulb
    2. angel
    3. silver
    4. month

    How many more can you find?
    In British English orange rhymes with binge and cringe.

    Most often quoted is "garage" having no rhyme.
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    Disparage?
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    01 Jul '17 03:51
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Most often quoted is "garage" having no rhyme.
    Marriage.

    Scavage (for usable rubbish).

    Bridge.

    Have itch.

    Carriage.

    (Ruby) Ridge.
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