My Czech Republic Home
Search My Czech Republic

 Community Message Boards Member Login
 Guidelines   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages  Profile  Search Forums  FAQ  Help  Chat Register for free!

Rhymes in English
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Questions about English
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Jana
Senior Member


Joined: 07 Dec 1999
Posts: 1066
Location: VA, U.S.A., Olomouc, ČR

PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 17:46  Reply with quote

Quote:
...no other English word ends in "rple"...

And what about Miss Marple? I know it does not rhyme with purple, but I guess it is an English word Smile .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
rsalc1
Senior Member


Joined: 23 May 2004
Posts: 367
Location: Florida

PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 18:11  Reply with quote

Jana wrote:
Quote:
...no other English word ends in "rple"...

And what about Miss Marple? I know it does not rhyme with purple, but I guess it is an English word Smile .

Miss Marple is a good rhyme for purple, better than some of the results of onelook.com Smile
_________________
Pravý přítel přijde když všichni odejdou.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sova
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jan 2004
Posts: 1500
Location: NY, USA

PostPosted: 22-Jul-09 14:22  Reply with quote

Jana wrote:
Thank you both - and what about purple?

Again from OED:

hirple: Scottish/northern dialect, to hobble
curple: Scottish, the rear (esp. of a horse)
besperple: Obs., to bespatter
turple: Obs., to fall, tumble; Mid-Yorkshire dial., of an animal, to die

I guess it just shows how much the English language varies from place to place.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ctyri koruny
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Aug 2008
Posts: 550

PostPosted: 09-Dec-09 13:15  Reply with quote

mispost
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Questions about English All times are GMT
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Page 6 of 6

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
    RSS Help

Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy

Copyright © 1998-2016 Local Lingo s.r.o.