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Diversion No. 1
Posted by: E.J. Lewis (203.162.156.---)
Date: August 16, 2003 06:08AM


In a funk ? Not inspired ? Restless ? Try this !
Choose a word from the dictionary and then try to find as many rhymes for it as possible. Alphabetically or otherwise. Mofify with adjectivrs and adverbs. Write them down to see what you have come up with.
This is what I found for "beers".

Val of tears
Pap smears
Frisco Queers
Three cheers
Many fears
Looks & lears
Good old Sears
British peers
Scornful sneers
Sarcastic jeers
Ocean piers
Speaking hears
Two cold beers
That's all, my dears
Elks, moose, deers
Protruding ears
Multiple gears
Fars & nears
Frnts & rears
Scissors & sheers
Many years
Slolum skiers
Britney Spears
Fishing weirs
Profetic seers.

Let's see your results !

E.J. Lewis


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 16, 2003 01:17PM

Rhymesaurus:

beers

1 syllable words

cheers, clears, deere's, ears, fears, gears, gear's, hears, here's, mears, nears, peers, piers, queers, rears, schweers, sears, sears', sears's, smears, sneers, spears, speirs, spheres, steers, sweers, tears, veers, viers, years, year's, years'

2 syllable words

adheres, algiers, amir's, appears, arrears, bassir's, berkshires, careers, cashiers, cashier's, debeers, frontiers, frontier's, guinier's, miears, premieres, premiers, premier's, shamir's, tangiers, wazir's, windmere's, zaire's

3 syllable words

auctioneers, bandoliers, biospheres, biosphere's, budgeteers, cavaliers, desrosiers, disappears, elsevier's, engineers, engineers', financiers, gondoliers, interferes, marketeers, mutineers, pioneers, pioneer's, profiteers, racketeers, reappears, souvenirs, summiteers, volunteers, wagoneers

4 syllable words

conventioneers, electioneers

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Rhymezone:

[www.rhymezone.com] />
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The Electronic Alveary:

beers
feers
jeers
leers
meers
peers
seers
teers
veers
ameers
cheers
emeers
fleers
freers
one-ers
pheers
queers
sheers
sneers
speers
steers
tweers
affeers
careers
laveers
veneers
compeers
goujeers
mahseers
mynheers
pickeers
pioneers
bum steers
caboceers
cameleers
domineers
engineers
fusileers
killdeers
Landseers
life peers
mounseers
muleteers
mutineers
overpeers
overseers
reindeers
balladeers
bandoleers
buccaneers
cannoneers
carbineers
eyeleteers
gadgeteers
garreteers
gazetteers
guest beers
jargoneers
junketeers
marketeers
muffineers
musketeers
orienteers
oversteers
pontoneers
privateers
profiteers
pulpiteers
puppeteers
racketeers
rocketeers
routineers
sermoneers
sightseers
sloganeers
sonneteers
summiteers
targeteers
volunteers
auctioneers
banqueteers
Bronx cheers
carabineers
caravaneers
charioteers
circuiteers
commandeers
hackbuteers
harpooneers
leafleteers
scrutineers
three cheers
understeers
chanticleers
crotcheteers
culverineers
electioneers
mountaineers
munitioneers
pamphleteers
specksioneers
specktioneers
anti-marketeers
civil engineers
conventioneers
free-marketeers
Royal Engineers
black marketeers
flight engineers
social engineers
chartered engineers
electrical engineers
industrial engineers
mechanical engineers

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Write Express:

adheres
algiers
appears
arrears
atmospheres
auctioneers
balladeers
bandoleers
bandoliers
bathyspheres
beers
belvederes
besmears
biers
biospheres
blears
bombardiers
boutonnieres
brassieres
buccaneers
budgeteers
cannoneers
careers
cashiers
cavaliers
cheers
clears
coheres
commandeers
conventioneers
dears
disappears
dogears
domineers
ears
electioneers
elixirs
emirs
endears
engineers
exospheres
fakirs
fears
financiers
fleers
frontiers
gadgeteers
gazetteers
gears
gondoliers
grenadiers
hears
hemispheres
hydrospheres
interferes
ionospheres
jeers
junketeers
killdeers
lavalieres
leers
marketeers
midyears
mishears
mountaineers
muleteers
musketeers
mutineers
nadirs
nears
overhears
peers
perseveres
photospheres
piers
pioneers
premieres
premiers
privateers
profiteers
puppeteers
queers
racketeers
reappears
rears
reindeers
sears
seers
shears
sheers
smears
sneers
souvenirs
spears
steers
tears
tiers
veers
veneers
volunteers
years
yesteryears


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 16, 2003 06:06PM

OK, now repeat the exercise with orange or chimney. (I'm told neither has a rhyme, but there are lots of words I've never come across)


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: E.J. Lewis (203.162.37.---)
Date: August 17, 2003 06:20AM


Hugh - What can I say? You took all of the fun out of it. Years ago, I used
[rhyme.poetry.com] but prefer to crack my own nut and then to modify with adverbs or adjectives. Didn't want the pros to get ahold of this; just thought that some high school kid would want to try it out.

Anyway, thanks for the other website. Write Express has 'brassiers' but neither have 'weirs' - where do they keep them ? How come 'Aleveary' is not in alphatic order - someone forget to press the 'ascending order' button ?

E.J. Lewis


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: E.J. Lewis (203.162.37.---)
Date: August 17, 2003 06:27AM


Linda - Right off the top of my head, I can't think of anything either. However, I'll run it through the electronic listings to see what I can come up with. Will get back to you later - the old lady is on my back to send off an email to our daughter concerning dress sizes.

E.J. Lewis


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: desire (---.router.hinet.net)
Date: August 17, 2003 10:50AM

Arrgh...Hugh, you've given me a headachesad smiley.


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-03rh15rt-az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 17, 2003 05:51PM


Whenever I've had a few beers
I dream about Britney Spears.

How come 'Aleveary' is not in alphatic order ... ?

It's really a crossword puzzle solver. Four letters, then five, etc. - alphabetially per sequence.

Old anonymous limerick:

Two fussy old queers from Algiers
Were flustered and almost in tears,
For the buggers had spent
What they needed for rent,
And their landlord had said, "No arrears!"


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Talia (216.117.99.---)
Date: August 18, 2003 12:30PM

This reminds me of ..."beers, queers, and steers."


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: August 18, 2003 12:58PM

You attended the University of Texas? smiling smiley


orange
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: August 18, 2003 02:34PM

my pc went bananas ... so I cannot copy and paste
( I am as histerical as one can be ... )
but ... go figure ... I can copy and paste a site name ...
so you can scroll down and see a rhyme ( sic) for orange :

[www.cs.rice.edu]


Re: orange
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 18, 2003 05:36PM

Thank you. Now what about chimney?


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 18, 2003 05:48PM


How often I've thought about chimney
While rummaging rhymes for a limney,
But despite all my spirit
It doesn't appear it
Has chances much better than slimney.


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 18, 2003 05:52PM

Thank you for that kind thought.


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: E.J. Lewis (203.162.3.---)
Date: August 20, 2003 01:15AM

Well, didn't we stir things up a bit. Now you can all go back to work on something serious.
Re: University of Texas - if addressed to me, I'm a UCLA dropout. Some day I'll get a User Profile into this system.

Texas U. - peeyou.
UCLA, Hey, hey.
Harvard man, don't give a damn.
MIT, so easy, to be.
etc.

E.J. Lewis


Re: Diversion No. 1
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: August 20, 2003 04:22AM

And as for Brit, what a s...urprise!




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