Saturday, December 1, 2012

It Doesn't Make Sense

The fact that nothing rhymes with orange came to my attention in kindergarten. My sister, the big, impressive fifth grader, teamed up with her friend to create a small book for a school project. The book was about us, the K-3 kindergarten class, discussing words that rhyme with orange. At the end of the book (which I remember being very long, but then again, I was five, so it was probably around 4 pages), my sister and her friend came into our classroom and shouted gleefully that nothing rhymed with orange. As uninformed kindergartners, we were awestruck by the incredible possibilities that there was a word that had no rhyme. But now, as a sixth grader, I question everything. It's an automatic reflex. "Why?" I ask.

Why does nothing rhyme with orange?

Sorry, let me rephrase that. I don't understand why people are obsessed with the fact that nothing rhymes with orange. So "orange" is a weird word with a weird sound, WHO CARES? There are plenty of other weird words. 

"Sorry." Nothing rhymes with sorry. At least, nothing I can think of. But WHY in the world would anyone dare to use "nothing rhymes with sorry" as a metaphor, a saying, or a decisive shout?

I agree, that would be weird.

I guess there's no reason for me to rant about this except to experience the joy of radically typing angry words into Blogger, then deleting them and typing them again.

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