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106456.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:29 pm Reply with quote

Not sure in which series but the Q what rhymes with orange was posted to the panel and it has now come up in a quiz at work! Can anyone help as i totally cant remember, the obvious answer was none which alan dualy said and as per the norm was shot down in a blaze of glory, as i recall there was one if not two. Any takers, yours, confused

106457.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:31 pm Reply with quote

I think it was goringe - something to do with Stephen Fry's school tailors.

106458.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:31 pm Reply with quote

There was "Gorange", which was errr some town in France I think. And I think it was also the name of Stephen Fry's tailor when he was at school or something, leading to much piss-taking from the others ("May I recommend a cummerbund for Geography, sir?") ;).

106462.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:34 pm Reply with quote

That does ring a bell, thank you both!

106465.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:40 pm Reply with quote

There are quite a few people around with the surname Gorringe and there is a school, or maybe more than one, with that name in Surrey.

There is also a town and a mountain range in Wales called Blorenge.

Not a Number
106475.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:00 pm Reply with quote

I've never been really satisfied with these rhymes. They're proper names, not part of the English lanuage. If someone can find a word that rhymes that is not a proper name or foreign - that would be something.

106477.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:02 pm Reply with quote

There is a lovely word which was uncovered on this forum some time ago see post 12003

It's sporange an alternative for sporangium, a spore-case

Not a Number
106479.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:12 pm Reply with quote

Thanks much, costean! It's been quite a bother ever since I watched that episode.

106482.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:18 pm Reply with quote

Not a Number wrote:
They're proper names, not part of the English lanuage.

Why aren't proper names part of the English language? Occupations such as smith and cooper are part of the English language so why shouldn't the surnames Smith and Cooper also be part of the language? Many surnames derive from the names of places and place names often have a meaning which may be, for instance, descriptive of the place.

Mr Grue
106483.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:19 pm Reply with quote

I'm going to sit this thread out, because they won't let me have lozenge.

106489.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:44 pm Reply with quote

Mr Grue wrote:
I'm going to sit this thread out, because they won't let me have lozenge.

That sucks.

106504.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:13 pm Reply with quote

As a matter of interest are there any other 'missing' rhymes? It is an excellent game.

106619.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:58 pm Reply with quote

i always wanted lozenge to work, it's even in a rhyming dictionary i read in borders

Silas Sticklebrick
106656.  Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote

Her minge.


106701.  Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:42 am Reply with quote

Just last week he saw her minge,
She had dyed it orange.
So he went out on a binge:
his hangover was cured with a lozenge;
Which was purple.

William Shakespeare: A rejected verse from "Romeo and Ethel, the
Pirate's Daughter".


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