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Posted: 24 August 2005 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Not as good a quote as Wellington to Beresford(?) at the battle of Picton:

Wellington: “My God sir, you’ve lost your leg!”

Beresford: “My God sir, so I have!”

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Posted: 24 August 2005 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I’ve tried it Winona.  It can be done, but you must use industrial strength equipment to do it. smile

Mort, I assume that’s the date of dedication.  Stonewall Jackson was probably the most famous casualty of ‘friendly fire’.  His loss was a severe blow to the Confederacy.

http://www.vmi.edu/archives/jackson/tjjfaq.html

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Posted: 24 August 2005 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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David B. - 19 August 2005 02:57 PM

Silver = quicksilver (Mercury), elver (a small eel),
Purple = empurple (to make purple),
Orange = syringe, infringe

Where do you live?  Orange and syringe don’t match the way we pronounce it in California.  And as for silver, I think pilfer works, though it’s not a perfect rhyme.

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Posted: 24 August 2005 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Ooooh the folding paper thing was solved: http://www.osb.net/pomona/12times.htm

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Posted: 25 August 2005 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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i sooo did not understand the stuff on that website. after the equation, it was all over my head. It’s so great to know im going to pass maths…

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Posted: 25 August 2005 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I can kind of see, Orange and Syringe.  I would never use it…but I can see how someone would think it works.

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Posted: 25 August 2005 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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David B. - 19 August 2005 02:57 PM

Silver = quicksilver (Mercury), elver (a small eel),
Purple = empurple (to make purple),
Orange = syringe, infringe

Where do you live?  Orange and syringe don’t match the way we pronounce it in California.  And as for silver, I think pilfer works, though it’s not a perfect rhyme.

England, where the language comes from. Sorry, but the “California Office of Legal Rhymes” doesn’t have jurisdiction here.

Besides a quick look at an American dictionary shows pronunciations of (can’t do the script) “Orr-rinj” and “Ur-ring”. Syringe similarly has “See-rinj” and “Ser-rinj” has pronunciations. “Ur-rinj” and “Ser-rinj” are close enough for me, particularly as “sun/one”, “death/bredth/saith”, “sent/eloquent”, “eye/symmetry” and “survey/topsy-turvy” are all rhymes in well regarded poems (see Sassoon, Hopkins, Blake, Shakespeare, etc.).

(Sheesh, I’ll be changing my nickname to “Ghalane of Eddore” at this rate!”)

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Posted: 25 August 2005 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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hey david, im from england and the way i say orange and syringe they dont rhyme…

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Posted: 25 August 2005 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Using variations of the original words isn’t valid, in my opinion. 

Likewise, syringe and infringe are not full rhymes for orange.  Nobody pronounces orange as ur-ange.  Additionally, the stress is on the first syllable in orange and the second in syringe and infringe ruining the rhyme.

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Posted: 25 August 2005 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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thunderstruck - 25 August 2005 02:12 PM

hey david, im from england and the way i say orange and syringe they dont rhyme…

Probably not, if you say “See-rinj” and “Orr-rinj” (or even “Aar-raanj”). Similarly “England/quicksand”, “word/heard”, “struck/truck” and “rhyme/time” won’t rhyme either, depending on where in the UK you are. As I say “Arr-rinj” (Wiltshire upbringing) and “ser-rinj” (posh accent), the way I say ‘em they do. Mind you, considering that you can’t punctuate for toffee, I’m wont not to consider your rebuttal as definitive.

Saying something has “no legal ryhme” is meaningless as (a) there’s no such thing as a ‘legal’ rhyme, and (b) it takes no account of the multitude of regional and national accents (prn. “Ack-sents/Ack-sunts/Ark-sints/Ark-sunts/Ok-sunts/Ask-sints”). In fact, to meet the dictionary definition of a rhyme only the terminal sounds (”-rinj”) must match.

Some more interesting rhymes (all by Gerard Manley Hopkins): -

“Bremen / women”, “leeward/endured”, “fully on/bullion”, “mingle and/England”, “portholes/mortals”.

The guy’s a Guinness. Sorry,  I mean “genius”. No… I was right the first time.

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Posted: 25 August 2005 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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David B. - 25 August 2005 03:13 PM
thunderstruck - 25 August 2005 02:12 PM

hey david, im from england and the way i say orange and syringe they dont rhyme…

Similarly “England/quicksand”, “word/heard”, “struck/truck” and “rhyme/time” won’t rhyme either, depending on where in the UK you are. As I say “Arr-rinj” (Wiltshire upbringing) and “ser-rinj” (posh accent), the way I say ‘em they do. Mind you, considering that you can’t punctuate for toffee, I’m wont not to consider your rebuttal as definitive.

Actually, the way I say them they do rhyme, and if the only bad thing you can say about me is that my punctuation is bad, i’m not that bothered. I’m currently on A* in English language and literature, so obviously i can punctuate when i want to/ can be bothered. But there you go.

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