February 09, 2006

Time Suck of the Day: Ask Oxford

The Time Suck of the Day, been a long time since I found a decent one is: Ask the Experts at Oxford about Language.

What word rhymes with orange in English? There isn't one. Know what the other color is that doesn't rhyme with anything? Go check out the link and find out. Find out what is so interesting about the word "bookkeeper". (Hint: oo-kk-ee).

Hours of fun, I tell you. Hours.

Posted by Random Penseur at February 9, 2006 01:11 PM | TrackBack

I used to always cheat and rhyme orange with lozenge. okay so who would really want a poem about oranges and lozenges but it *kind* of worked.. for a few seconds.

(I'll mention that it was when I was 8 :p)

Posted by: Zya at February 9, 2006 04:05 PM

Was I really the first commenter today? Sheesh. I never managed to beat everyone here! :)

Posted by: Zya at February 9, 2006 05:47 PM

From a lyric I wrote in college:
...the jamb and the door hinge
were both painted orange...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 9, 2006 11:24 PM

Actually you raise an interesting point, TS. I guess the authors of the article use British pronunciation. Under other pronunciations, there may be very different rhymes. For instance, I've always been amused by the thought that only in NY does the following rhyme:

Send a salami to your boy in the Army

Posted by: RP at February 10, 2006 09:14 AM

Oh, and nice to see you again, Zya!

Posted by: RP at February 10, 2006 09:15 AM

Thanks RP. Glad to be back, again :p
Wonder if this time it will last a bit longer... Forgive my hermitting, comes with having one of those hectic lives that kind of just take over.

I had missed your blog, yet again :) I'm happy to be back!

Posted by: Zya at February 11, 2006 06:54 AM


I just lost an hour to that site!

and I'm about to lose a couple more...

Posted by: TeaFizz at February 11, 2006 12:34 PM

Thanks for this wonderful link. I can visit while working without feeling guilty.

Also, I hope you stay "electrified" where you are. We already have almost 2.5 ft of snow where I am and this is headed your way next.

Posted by: Michele at February 12, 2006 10:58 AM

Cool site. If I can get my keister out to NY, I'd take you up on that drink!

Thanks for stopping by! Things are better now.

Posted by: Mark at February 15, 2006 11:28 PM
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