Really, Truly---There Is Nothing that Rhymes with "Orange"...
I got an email from my brother this morning stating that my 14-year-old niece insists that "door hinge" rhymes with "orange."
Here's what self-proclaimed word nerd Hope Vestergaard has to say:
That wannabe rhyme is listed on some Internet sites. I actually addressed it in one of the sidebars in Nothing Rhymes with Orange.
Orange is a word that is pronounced different ways regionally.
Some of the common ways to pronounce orange:
The difference between orange and door hinge is that the I in hinge is pronounced, while the vowel in orange's second syllable, no matter where you live, is not pronounced. (Orange doesn't rhyme with grunge, either, for the same reason).
- OR -(un)j,
- or, if you're in New Jersey: "R"-(en)j. (no apparent vowels at all!)
So--it's a near rhyme. Legit only in an emergency or to purposely create dissonance.
So there you have it, Maddie!