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Write Rhymes : As you write, hold the alt key and click on a word to find a rhyme for it...
posted by blue_beetle (39 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
And for bonus points, words you can't use.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:27 AM on July 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


From your second link: "Some other, less common words that have no rhymes are angst and scalp."

Doesn't palp rhyme with scalp?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:32 AM on July 29, 2008


Rhymezone is better.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 8:36 AM on July 29, 2008


Writer Hymes exhaled a breath and sat back in his chair. Without that domain name, his career was sunk before it started. Time to fill the name change form. Again.

Writer Plumber Hymes.

Maybe he could make it work. Somehow.
posted by DU at 8:40 AM on July 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


To quote Sondheim:
To find a rhyme for silver
or any rhymeless rhyme
Merely takes will, ver-
bosity and time.

Otherwise, it uses some sort of strange logic. ology words rhyme with all other ology words, but perspicacity had no rhymes (opacity, mendacity, etc.)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:40 AM on July 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Speaking of things that rhyme, did anyone else see the name of the site and immediately think the following?

(Ooh, Write Rhymes!) Vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) And all the while I think of you
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:40 AM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


The author of the Words That Do Not Rhyme page seems to have overlooked the fact that nurple rhymes with purple.
posted by The Straightener at 8:41 AM on July 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


It found no rhyme for "microphone".
posted by Pastabagel at 8:44 AM on July 29, 2008


"No rhymes found for debaser." Pfft.
posted by Debaser626 at 8:49 AM on July 29, 2008


Doesn't like "gargle." Now my epic poem will never be finished.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:53 AM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


So I'm typing a sentence, Alt-click a word, select a rhyme. Rhymeword replaces my orginal word. That's no way to compose lyrics. Also: can't close list of suggestions. Can't rhyme on more than one word. This needs some work. Back to Rhymezone for now.
posted by monospace at 8:57 AM on July 29, 2008


Rhyme for orange? Tom Lehrer gave it his best:

Eating an orange
While making love
Provides for bizarre enj-
oyment thereof

From this comment by tepidmonkey.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:02 AM on July 29, 2008


Yes, that will work!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:04 AM on July 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Orange, door hinge.
You just need to be creative about it. I mean, apparently "In the room the women come and go/Talking of Michelangelo" worked pretty well for T.S. Eliot.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:05 AM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, a rhyme for month inspired by Dr Seuss:

I thtuck my tongue in a thocket latht month
I thaid I'd try anything, but motht thingth jutht oneth
posted by DU at 9:08 AM on July 29, 2008


You missed her birthday by a month?
Take care to send a flower bonth.
For if you don't, you'll get no thankst
And thenceforth live in dire angst.
posted by The White Hat at 9:13 AM on July 29, 2008


She collected her forty pieces of silver
For selling out a man who would gladly kill her
For a cigarette. Resplendent in convict orange
He spent every waking moment on revenge
Watching soap operas and reading purple
Prose. When he got out she would get her full
Comeuppance. Oh, yes! He knew to the year, month
And day when she would finally have run the
Last desperate step, and snickering in anticipation,
He would make Condi pay for her disloyaltification.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:16 AM on July 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


"No rhymes found for cuil." Epic fail.

I kid of course ...
posted by joe vrrr at 9:20 AM on July 29, 2008


I'd be mair vauntie o' my hap,
Douce hingin owre my curple,
Than ony ermine ever lap,
Or proud imperial purple.

posted by Wolfdog at 9:28 AM on July 29, 2008


Delores?
posted by inigo2 at 9:34 AM on July 29, 2008


Oh no. Another tool for absolutely horrible self-proclaimed "poets" to use.
posted by agregoli at 9:35 AM on July 29, 2008


At last I can complete that limerick I've been working on all these years:

There was a young vicar from Orange
Whose favorite fruit was an orange
"I've eaten bananas
And, in Paris, ananas
But there's nothing quite like a fresh orange!
posted by yoink at 9:37 AM on July 29, 2008


I have to get back to Nantucket...
posted by tadellin at 9:40 AM on July 29, 2008


Who you calling "self-proclaimed?!"
I will not be so ill-defamed.
I will not tolerate this libel.
[I do not think this rhyme is viable.]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:40 AM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oranges and Wilkinsons

Being a poet is a difficult task
Especially when people ring and ask
For a poem on Jonny Wilkinson
Oh, what were you thinking, son?
Cos a rhyme for blinking Wilkinson
Is going to take some milking, son?

Being a poet is a difficult thing
Especially when people ring
For a poem on a word that hardly rhymes
They give you ORANGE but you’d rather have limes
They give you SILVER that’s a rhyming crime
And ANCHOVY…well..I’ll take my time!

Being a poet I much prefer
Moon and June and fur and stir
Cat and Mat and Long and Strong
And Wilkinson seems to make my song
Easier to get completely wrong
It’s a lumpy word and it’s far too long!

But being a poet I won’t say no
I’ll jump in where most bards won’t go
My door hinge
Is coloured orange!
And my Anchovies
Are so damn’ chewy!
And my family silver
Yes my family silver
Er my family silver is…
Silvery!

But being a poet is a difficult task
I’ll pour a drink from my little hip flask
And adopt my rhyming poetry mask
And write a poem…just as soon as you ask!

Ian McMillan.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:42 AM on July 29, 2008


Ath Doctor Theuth athtutely thaw,
A lithp maekth rhymeth exthtremely crithp.
No rhymeth for width or eighth or breadth?
I thay to skepticth, "Plaeth your betth!"
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:02 AM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thath thepticth.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:03 AM on July 29, 2008


i like the simple layout
posted by musicmaverick at 10:25 AM on July 29, 2008


I was holding down the alt key and I typed F4.
posted by joelf at 10:27 AM on July 29, 2008


Halp! I cannot find a rhyme for scalp!
posted by Sailormom at 10:29 AM on July 29, 2008


So I'm typing a sentence, Alt-click a word, select a rhyme. Rhymeword replaces my orginal word. That's no way to compose lyrics. Also: can't close list of suggestions.

What the hell is Rhymeword. Write Rhymes doesnt' replace the word you select. It inserts it where the cursor is.

Also, you can close the list of suggestions by deleting the <> signs around the word.

However, it suggested "faul" and "faull" for "wall," but not "fall." :(
posted by mrgrimm at 11:12 AM on July 29, 2008


Thanks for taking the time and effort to figure out the interface. And for proving my point by doing so.
posted by monospace at 12:01 PM on July 29, 2008


Time to scoot.

Like an old coot who was given the boot?

Naw, like an astute old coot in a Zoot suit of absolute disrepute in cahoots with a big brute, a recruit to steal fruit from a cute but mute newt playing the flute, who yelled "Don't shoot!" when they had a dispute over which route to commute with the loot to evade persuit and gave him a salute with his boot.
posted by straight at 12:45 PM on July 29, 2008


Woot!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:14 PM on July 29, 2008


Sailormom : Halp! I cannot find a rhyme for scalp!

Make it Stargate SG1 related and you can use MALP.
posted by quin at 1:57 PM on July 29, 2008


Cool. Now I am ready to battle Eminem.
posted by Slap Factory at 1:59 PM on July 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


"No rhymes found for goombay"
posted by humannaire at 9:18 PM on July 29, 2008


How cool! I will be rhyming all of the time now!
posted by asst2drsalary at 1:18 PM on July 30, 2008


"Month" does have some rhymes, provided you pronounce them with an interdental lisp.: Bunts, hunts, punts, runts, and so on.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:37 PM on July 30, 2008


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