I should have stipulated that fifty and sixty do rhyme if you pronounce them fitty and sitty, as some people do. But most people ordinarily pronounce the f and the x.
In the ancestral version of the tale, the prince does not awaken the sleeping princess with a kiss; rather he rapes her and then goes his way, resulting nine months later in the birth of a baby who eventually wakes her by sucking a flax splinter from her finger.
That’s what I was thinking.
Thanks! Just the homonyms I expected!
It’s amazing how many commenters on some strips don’t realize how long the lead times are – but also how short the lead times seem to be for a few others (apart of course for web-only strips).
Singers and rappers often use “rhymes” that can only be called rhymes in a loose sense, and there’s nothing wrong with that – or with sometimes using the word “rhyme” itself in a loose sense. But when what’s being discussed is whether two or three or four words considered in isolation actually rhyme, I think it’s more useful to use the word in the strict, usual sense.
I don’t know the Sabbath example, but wonder if it, like the one from Lou Reed, is an example of rime riche, in which homonyms are treated as rhymes even though, despite having different meanings, they not only sound but look exactly the same? There’s wit in doing that, but not in treating every number that ends in -teen as a rhyme of any sort.
At least my pedantry yesterday was not mistaken!
As with banjoists, there are ukulele players who are exquisitely consummate musicians. Though, of course, as with all instruments, many more who are not.
No. One doesn’t rhyme with two, so that can’t be part of the rhyme; and hundred doesn’t rhyme with hundred, it’s just a repetition of the same word.