Saturday, July 29, 2006

Rhymes with Orange?

If I hadn't been reading A Capital Idea, then I wouldn't have known about these neat-o T-shirts for verbivores.

Lots of other interesting stuff for language lovers there, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that crying orange. It cracked me up along with everyone I showed it to.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Me too! Broke my heart to see that shirt was out of print. But maybe if enough of us put in a request...

5:59 AM  
Anonymous blogone said...

I looked around the web to see what the situation was with Florange.
I found the Urban Dictionary.

Check out Florange:

P.S. I think its a great T-Shirt too.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous daz said...

I get wary and chary
when cherry's rhymed with fairy.

P.S. I wonder if Hilary Price, who does the "Rhymes with Orange" comic strip, has seen this cute drawing.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous daz said...

Wikipedia's article on "Orange (the word)" includes this verse it attributes to Tom Lehrer:

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

12:24 PM  
Blogger Language Lover said...

Daz, that is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous daz said...

Language lover, glad you liked the Lehrer verse.

Btw, do you know about the Equinox (word game) parties in the East Bay? They've been held semi-annually -- around the equinoxes -- since 1985, organized by some friends (and formerly me -- but I no longer live in the area).

If you'd like to know more about them, please e-mail me at

8:04 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

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

Huh. Very nice! But does he mean enjoyment of the orange, or the other?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous daz said...

The best way to answer that is empiricallly.

5:06 PM  

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