Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

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There’s no rhyme for orange, but it’s not the only word in English without a partner.

What is red? A poppy’s red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? The sky is blue

Where the clouds float through.

What is yellow? Pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? The grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

Today is September 1st, which means it is National No Rhyme or Reason Day! National No Rhyme or Reason Day is a day dedicated to words that do not have a rhyme.

While the word orange is notorious for not having a rhyme, here is a list of other words (in the English language) that do not rhyme: bulb, depth, false, fifth, pierced, engulfed, worlds, wounds, and more.

National No Rhyme or Reason Day is also known for doing nice things for other people without having a reason for doing so. Typically, though, the majority of people that do nice things for other people do not have a reason.

While this might not be a day you would easily be able to come up with ideas to celebrate, you can do many things to celebrate National No Rhyme or Reason Day.

You could write free-verse poetry consisting words that do not rhyme or you could have a contest with your friends to come up with a list of the most words that do not rhyme.

Knock-knock!

Who’s there?

Banana.

Banana who?

 

Knock-knock!

Who’s there?

Banana.

Banana who?

 

Knock-knock!

Who’s there?

Orange.

Orange who?

Orange you glad I didn’t say banana!?