I was about to tell you about this ingeniously cool website I just found called 53 whose motto is something like “simple and nonsensical; this really is a cool website (although there could be more than half a dozen articles – come on Mr.53 pace up would ya? There’s people here who are interested in your crazy rants), where you’ll find lots of things that will assist you in your daily enjoyment, such as the Official 53 drinking game.
Anyway, while I was definitely impressed with this crazy website, I got somewhat disappointed when I found this specific article called “Words that Rhyme with Orange“. At first, I was exhilarated I would finally get to see such a list. You see, I’m not merely a wordsfreak, mind you.
The thing is… there’s a popular misconception that no words rhyme in the English language rhyme with Orange. I’m not really sure where this comes from (perhaps that Monkey Island game from LucasArts). Anyway, I was pretty confident in my wordsfreaking abilities, so I figured I’d make a top 10 words that rhyme with Orange. Then I decided I’d really up the ante, and I figured I might as well go for 53.
So, as I proceeded with unwavering confidence towards the resolution of the aforementioned list, my first logical step was to look around in the top google results for “online rhyme dictionary“. Not surprisingly – as the bunch of smart-ass unemployed English majors out there will easily verify – it was of no avail:
Words and phrases that rhyme with orange: (0 results)
Sorry, no perfect rhymes were found.Then I figured it was time for in-depth research, so I outright asked google for “list of words that rhymes with orange”. While I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, I did fin an enlightening lead, within this english major website. According to “the experts”:Orange is one of those words that famously has nothing perfectly to rhyme with it. The other one is silver. However, the Oxford Rhyming Dictionary does show both these words as having half-rhymes (such as lozenge with orange and salver with silver).The principle of a half-rhyme in these cases is quite simple. Whereas a full and stressed rhyme (e.g. hand / stand) or even an unstressed rhyme (such as handing / standing) contain vowels that are common to both words, a half-rhyme like orange / lozenge or silver / salver (technically speaking, pararhymes) has obvious differences between vowels in certain syllables.
Still I won’t give up so easily.
I mentioned back before my resolution was unwavering, and I’m holding on to that. So I’ll proceed (hopefully assisted by you people staring at the screen with a puzzled look, right now) to make my own…
Top 53 Words that (kind of) Rhyme With Orange:
(I think I’m getting syllable-deaf here – I’ll resume this after an intermission -_-;
not too bad tough: past 24 hours, the list is over 30, and looking forward towards completion in the visible future.
Afterwards, it’s only a matter of editing, and the list will be ready for official release.)
Update: I’ve been digging around some videos for inspiration; feel free to watch. And pace yourselves, I’m looking forward to a list worthy of being posted in my undisputedly favorite website.
Quiz show dimwits presents “What rhymes with orange?” :
Totally unrelated video, from a band known as “ORANGE range”. Subtle little bastards! (Must take mental note to award a slice).