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NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY – September 1

 

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day September 1

NATIONAL  NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY

September is filled with many reasons to celebrate and some of the celebrations have “no rhyme or reason”.

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, observed annually on September 1, actually celebrates words in the English language which do not rhyme with any other words.  Also known as refractory rhymes, these are words that poets try to avoid using in verse.

Some unrhymable words in the English language include:

  • Orange
  • Month
  • Silver
  • Spirit
  • Chimney
  • Purple
  • Woman

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make a list of words that you believe cannot be rhymed, and check if you are correct. Use #NoRhymeNorReasonDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the origin of National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day.

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