Bill P. Godfrey et al

Monday, July 25, 2005

Is the Penguin right?

Well, having munched another of the chocolate biscuit bars, I notice that there is a claim that "No word in the English language rhymes with...

...mouth, orange, silver or purple".

Well, are they right? I know purple has been a bone of contention for a long time with people saying "how about burp-le" and basically adding the "ul" sound to the end of existing words. Which, yes, makes it rhyme - but it isn't a "proper word" [adding 'll is mearly the concatination of a word with "will"... but I'm sure you knew that.] But Silver? Orange? Mouth? I'd not heard these claims before.

So do you know of any "proper" words out there that can rhyme with these?


  • (Write the feem tune, sing the feem tune.)

    High winds in northern sky will carry you away
    You know you have to leave here
    You wish that you could stay
    There's four directions on this map
    But you're only going one way

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:02 PM, July 25, 2005  

  • I've not seen that one in ages. Whatever happened to it?

    By Blogger Bill P. Godfrey, At 9:12 PM, July 25, 2005  

  • It ran for 2 seasons, got cancelled. The BBC and other countries chipped in and a third season was produced. The BBC in their wisdom hid it in the listings and it disappeared.

    Doing a quick search now reveals there was actually a 4th season.

    If you have an NTSC able DVD/TV setup you can buy the DVD's of all 4 series [Alliance only have rights to distribute in Canada, so all region 1 - atm no-one is picking up the rights to distribute in the UK unfortunately]

    By Blogger M., At 1:41 AM, July 26, 2005  

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