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Angela

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Orange/oranges
« on: October 22, 2016, 01:34:49 pm »
I know people are going to be searching for this, so until I add some to the dictionary I figured I'd give some examples here.

Tom Lehrer's example requires the Father-Bother merger, as well as enjambment (splitting a word at the end of a line) :

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eating an orange
while making love
makes for bizarre enj-
oyment thereof

Some people use door hinge, which requires H-dropping, the Cot-Caught merger, and putting the stress on 'door' when it otherwise might not be. An example from Marian Call:

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They drank all the pilsner and ate all the oranges
And she thought as the rotten and rusty door hinges

A perfect one (requiring only enjambment, but no particular features of the speaker's accent as far as I know) would be something worn with a very fancy kilt, 'sporran j-ewel'. Some other perfect ones I found online are Gorringe, Blorange, and Sporange.

I once rhymed 'orange S' with 'foreign ges-ture' in a poem about grapheme-colour synaesthesia.

Do you know of any more?
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Re: Orange/oranges
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 05:30:11 pm »
In the context of programming, "core engine" can rhyme with "orange in". Eg:

I labeled each part of the technical chart; the core engine's orange in color.

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Re: Orange/oranges
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 12:05:29 am »
In the context of programming, "core engine" can rhyme with "orange in".
Note that this one, like 'door hinge', requires the Cot-Caught merger.