Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rhyme Time: Sublime or Crime?

My penchant for hyphens and alliteration does occasionally provoke a literary pet peeve response in some. However, there is one facet of wordplay that pushes my bleeech buttons: rhymes that really don't. Hymns are notorious for it...attempting to connect "again" with pairings like "gain" or "plain."

This morning, over breakfast (English muffins with butter, sugar and cinnamon), the word "cinnamon-y" was used. Say it out loud. It's fun! Now say "an anemone," as in the under the sea residence of Nemo.

We're stumped! Do they or don't they rhyme? Cinnamon-y and an anemone...

Your thoughts?

Please comment with your "Absolutely, yes! One of the best rhymes of all time!" or your "Are you kidding me? No way!" The results will be placed in a bar graph (which both second grade twins are now capable of creating using researched data) to be shared at a later date.

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15 comments:

WebSavvyMom said...

-->I'm leaning towards YES!

~deb
www.websavvymom.com

Carrie said...

I think yes, "Absolutely, yes! One of the best rhymes of all time!"

And I probably just raised some eyebrows in my office saying those two words over and over out loud!

noble pig said...

Yes they do!

Donna said...

Ab-so-lute-a-mon-ny!

Christy M. said...

Perhaps more consonance than rhyming...?
In the interest of your graph, I'll vote no, not so much.

Rebecca said...

Definitely!

Nancy said...

I'd vote, but I can never pronounce "anemone" - can totally relate to when Nemo tries to. ;)

Sara said...

Yes! I vote they do.

Shelley said...

Yes, I think they do!

Tracey said...

Definitely so...we love the word anemone round here so we will rhyme this often now...thanks!!

Barbara Manatee said...

Sure, it works!

monica said...

Yes it sure does!

BoufMom9 said...

I vote no, but it could just be my NJ accent :)

cat said...

Are you kidding me? No way!

Yaya' s Changing World said...

I think if you leave the word an off and just use anemone, it just might work. Otherwise, no. How's that for fence-sitter?

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World