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BS: A game with eye-rhymes

MGM·Lion 18 Apr 12 - 03:52 AM
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Subject: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 03:52 AM

Eye-rhymes ~~ words spelt the same, apart from initial letters, but pronounced differently: e.g. the 'though through tough bough' family.

With some longer ones, some elaborate little verses offering a puzzle as to how best to recite them come to mind: like

A tennis player, single or double,
Could find himself or herself in trouble
In trying to play a shot from the baseline -
Only to find that some villain had smeared it with Vaseline!


As 'baseline' comes first, I suppose the initial instinct would be to pronounce the product "vayce-line"; but the more perverse, having read it thru, might be inclined to pronounce the back of the court as the "bassa-leen".

See what I mean? A little game could be to provide even more elaborate examples/possibilities - with original verses provided.

Any takers?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 07:52 AM

An arty but quite batty fairy.
Haunted the Tate Gallery.
She wore gloves and a green cope,
Her name it was Penelope.

Is this the sort of thing you mean Michael?


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:11 AM

As my effort seemed to be turning into a Limerick, perhaps the last line could be:-
'She earned a six-figure salary.'


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 09:32 AM

Thanks, Eliza.

'Cope' & 'Penelope' are right as they are full eye-rhymes.
But 'fairy', 'gallery', and salary' aren't, as their letters are not identical apart from the beginning.

Now, if the fairy had been called Mary, who earned a salary, but was sort by the constabulary...

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 01:39 PM

SOUGHT dashit


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: TheSnail
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 01:46 PM

Is there a doctor to be found
To stop the blood and heal the wound
and raise this dead man from the ground?


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 01:48 PM

Ah! I get it now Michael! Will cudgel my brains this evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 01:57 PM

The robin upon the bough
Developed a terrible cough.
Life up there was tough
And he'd had enough,
He twittered, "I guess I am through!"


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:07 PM

Bravough!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:10 PM

... let's get it set to music by the Boys of the Lough!

Just a thought.

We have to be thorough...


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:13 PM

LOL Michael. This is giving my husband some lovely peace and quiet while I concentrate on eye-rhymes. But I must go now and cook the dinner. (pork chops and apple sauce)


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:14 PM

When Bonaparte on St Helena was enisled
It was because the French people he had misled


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:18 PM

... enjoy, Eliza:

which brings us to the opposite ~~ the non-eye rhyme

as in

What with pork chops - why, apple-sauce
Of cauce...

❤M❤


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 02:40 PM

And I'm as hungry as a hauce!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 04:04 PM

When I lived in Srebrenice
My house was infested by mice.
I tried using arsenic
As recommended by Karadzic,
But the neighbours called the police.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:45 PM

I know there is a limerick I am not thinking of...


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 09:42 AM

There was a young lady called Zoe
Who paddled her own canoe.
One day on the Ouse
She lost her best blouse
But recovered it using a hoe.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 02:04 PM

Excellent Paul!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 05:02 PM

My dear host
Got quite lost
In the frost
Near the post
office.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 02:53 AM

Yankee Doodle went to town
Entirely on his own.
He stuck a feather in his hat
Improving his appearance somewhat.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 07:02 AM

The audience booed
As she danced in the nude
Wearing only a snood
And then what ensued
Was they threw bits of food
Some of which had been chewed
And the rest had been stewed
All around her was strewed
It was clear that she rued
Her performance so lewd
That the onlookers viewed
It unshrewd, crude and rude!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 07:19 AM

Oh, I erred, they're not eye-rhymes


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 10:37 AM

I think the limerick ref'd above may be ~~

There was a young fellow of St Bartholomew's
Whose car went by fits and by St Startholomew's
Till a fellow name St John
Had a look at the 't John
And fitted it out with spare St Partholomew's

~~ not exactly eye-rhymes ~ not sure how one would describe them: but will fit OK here, I think.

~M~

Merciful note to any Martians or whoever unfamiliar with the facts that St Bartholmew's Hospital in London is always referred to by the students of its distinguished medical school as 'Barts'; and that the surname St John is conventionally pronounced 'Sinj·n'.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 10:51 AM

That's related to the curate:

There was a young curate of Salisbury
Whose behaviour was quite halisbury-scalisbury;
He ran about Hampshire
Without any pampshire
Till his vicar compelled him to walisbury.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 10:54 AM

Eye-rhymes are much harder to find than words spelled differently but pronounced the same.

Off to think....


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 11:02 AM

And one might adduce here the poem called 'A Gallop Of False Analogies' which appeared many years ago in Punch by IIRC one St Leger [which here is often pronounced Sellenger ~ as in the well-known old tune Sellenger's Round to which Shirley Collins sings The Fair Maid of Islington], which is based on Sir Izaac Walton's naming of a fish as 'the Chavender, or Chub', which begins

There is a fine stuffed chavender
A chavender or chub
Which decks the rural pavender
The pavender or pub
In which I eat my gravender
My gravender or grub ...

and there is a bit later on about

From sheets as fresh as lavender
As lavender or lub
I leap into my tavender
My tavender or tub

Ah, Sancta Simplicitas


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,grumpy
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 11:44 AM

There was a fellow of uncommon height
Who once put on too much weight.
It particularly affected all his loves
Though never stopped him on his roves
Around the land the land both far and near
Accompanied by his faithful bear.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 01:01 PM

Have copied all these down to send to my sister, she'll love them!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Bainbo
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 02:53 PM

That scary film The Omen
Starred Gregory Peck, who's attractive to women.


Not exactly the same, but...
The notable doctor was not able to perform the operation because there was no table.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 03:09 PM

I once glanced into an internet 'news group' where Japanese folks were trying to learn English, and MUCH time was spent trying to explain these spellings and pronunciations. (They, of course, had no problem with different inflections denoting different thoughts)


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 03:41 PM

It must be tough
When you have a cough
And you knead your dough
Neath an elder bough
On which perches a chough
Who has had enough
And is feelin rough
'Cause he lives in Slough


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 04:44 PM

Just read that through again, please ~~ thoroughly.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 06:00 PM

More potatoes
Than tomatoes
Are grown in Killaloe

But rather sadly there's only one Killaloe.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 06:31 PM

I give you my word
As a Knight of the Table
That I'll not draw my sword
Against a vegetable.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 04:39 AM

As she lay on the couch
She felt his touch
Ouch! She cried
As she turned on her side
Saying 'It's far less banal,
Up my anal canal'!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 07:52 AM

That canine of note
The coyote
Makes much ado
Of hunting in Colorado
But it's weird
How he never catches the bird


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:21 AM

Enjoy, my dove
My glove of love
It's every move
In your treasure trove


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:28 AM

LOL Mr Happy, very erotic! (But what is a 'glove of love'? A condom perhaps?)


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:37 AM

Oh, no, Eliza. Surely it is another locution for the sheath of love. Look up the Latin for 'sheath': clue; it begins with v...

~xMx~


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 12:05 PM

I used to play guitar with thumb
But it would rapidly go numb
So I changed to a plectrumb        
And now I strumb
With great aplumb


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: GUEST,Paul Burke
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:09 PM

Out walking in Krakow
I passed an open window,
And saw a young maid
As she took off her plaid,
Which gave me pleasure enow.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:54 PM

There was a young student of Caius
Who said to his friend "If you plaius,
The next time you're dagdalen
Over near Magdalen,
Could you fetch me a packet of paius?"


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:26 PM

A Magdalene don of divinity
Had a daughter who kept her virginity.
The fellows at Magdalene
Must have been dagdalene -
'Twould never have happened at Trinity.

Christ's man myself... an unlimerickable college, I fear: furthest I ever got was "Who was haunted by poltergeists"; but the 2nd rhyme has constantly eluded me for 60 years.

& all splendidly irrelevant to the thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:29 PM

BTW Paul - note that the Cambridge Magdalene has an e on the end, unlike the Oxford one which hasn't; & Caius is at Cambridge: so Magdalene/dagdalene, please, not as you had it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 03:17 AM

I believe
That if you sieve
The flour
Before you pour
The water
It will save time later


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 11:26 AM

I got in a rage
When locked in my garage
For what seemed an age
With nought to eat but porridge
What an outrage!


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Subject: RE: BS: A game with eye-rhymes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 12:39 PM

Solomon Grundy
Sailed to Lundy
On a Sundy
Came back Mundy


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