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"You Won't Believe This One !"

Updated on August 22, 2016

Sometime ago I created a Hub of mine that the sole purpose was to challenge each of the visitors to find a word in the big English dictionary that rhymes with the every day common word orange. Out of all of the countless visitors to date no one so far has come even a little bit close to finding a word that rhymes slightly with orange. There were some real good tries though, and even some good made up words, however in the end no one was able to come up with one single word that rhymed with orange. That is until now. I decided to turn to my friend in real life goody6 (aka; Brain), who finally started a hub after two months of being hub-less. At this new hub he claims and states that he can answer any question that is ask of him, and you might want to think about trying him out some time. After all it's totally free of charge. So the other day I thought I would give him try, and when I saw him, I told him that since he was so smart to see if he could come up with a word that rhymes with orange. And you won't believe this, but he did just that. After goody6 did some extensive and exhausting research he discovered that there is just such a word. It wasn't from the English dictionary though. There was one word he found deep in the archives of the Belgium language. That word is Botrange, and it's the only known word in the entire modern world that rhymes with the good old orange. The Signal de Botrange is the highest point in Belgium. Which is located in the High Fens (Hautes Fagnes in French), at an elevation of 694 meters or 2,277 feet above sea level. It is the top of a broad plateau, and there is a road that crosses the summit. In 1923, the 6 meter high Baltia tower was built on the summit to allow visitors to reach an altitude of 700 meters. A stone tower that was built in 1934 reaches 718 meters in height. You will find the Signal de Botrange located at Latitude: 50° 30' 0" N (deg min sec), 50.5000° (decimal), 5030.00N (LORAN). Longitude: 6° 6' 0" E (deg min sec), 6.1000° (decimal), 00606.00E (LORAN). If you follow these coordinates, then that should take you right to it, and get you there. Now you know that there really is another word that rhymes with orange. So if anybody should ever ask if you know of a word that rhymes with orange, you can tell them sure there is, Mount Botrange which is the highest point in Belgium. Now the next thing on our to do list is to work on finding a word that rhymes with another color, and that is purple. We've been lead to believe that purple is another color in which there isn't a single word out there that rhymes with it. So if you can figure out just one little single word that rhymes with the word purple, then kindly mention it in the comment section below. If not, then they must be right, and this is one word which has no other words that rhymes with it. However as we have just learned that the Belgium word Botrange does in deed rhyme with the English word orange, I guess some different foreign languages will have to be checked into to find out if there's an answer or not as well. And if all else fails, there is always my friend good old goody6 (aka; Brain). Good Luck to all of my fellow Hubbers out there..................................

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    • TheHoleStory profile image

      TheHoleStory 6 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Not really Gabe, but they are close. Keep thinking :)

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      Gabe 6 years ago

      Ok... Break down here. Purple and circle, orange and sporange. I found these both out on my own. They rhyme.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      What is question #16 in reference to beers, THS? I didn't see any mention of it on your Mystery Beers hub.

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      TheHoleStory 6 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Yes Katharella, my friend drbj always seems to get all the answers first & long before anyone else does. I don't know what I'd do without drbj!

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      lol I love drbj word, and I can't wait to use cruple to some of my uk friends!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland


      What a great hub!! However, you do realise that you will keep me awake at night trying to think of a word that rhymes with 'purple'!!! LOL. But loved this hub - wonderful!!

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      medor 6 years ago from Michigan, USA

      I heard a song one time that had purple rhyming with Maple Syruple... just thought I would throw that in...

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Very humorous and isn't drbj quite brilliant for her fast response. I am impressed. I enjoyed your hub.

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      Jean Bakula 7 years ago from New Jersey

      So Mt. Botrange. I love little known info, that was a great hub! Does "ripple" count for Purple? Or do you want a word with UR in it?

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      Well here I was SO proud because i found a couple words that rhyme with purple but now I see drbj beat me to it! Hirple and curple!

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      Way to go goody6!!! LOL Jason, that's the word that kept coming up in my mind as well! Great hub Theholestory!!

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      JASON NICHOLS 7 years ago

      Hello again The Whole Story! Here is what i found.... Perhaps "nurple" could also be said to rhyme with purple, but I can't find any indication that Nurple is a proper English word.

      However, there exists such a drink as a "Purple Nurple", and a web site,, that uses 'nurple' as a tag word. When does a made-up word enter proper usage? Who draws that line?

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      You're making me think too much :-D It's Saturday! I can't think of one ~ Kaie

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      JASON NICHOLS 7 years ago

      I know 2 word's that can rhyme with orange and no one knows it and you are the first one to know it! It is not botrange but it is...

      1) Syrange

      2) Range

      If you want to know the meaning of these 2 words check it in google! I'll be back to tell the rhyming word for purple.

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      Empurple the white fence purple

      is taken the first hurdle

      to curdle

      your blood and not hurtle

      down to poor old turtle –

      Miss Mart O’Burble

      If you don’t give me 100 for this, I will.... mmmm.... turn purple :))

      Okay, they don't have p's, but they do have uh's :)))))

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Leave it to drbj to have the answers!

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      TheHoleStory 7 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Now that was fast drbj. I don't know if anybody is going to be able to top that one or not. Thanks, and you are good.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I didn't see your earlier hub but just read you were seeking a word that rhymes with orange. There is one English word - sporange. You can find it in any botaical dictionary.

      Sporange in botany is the case or sac in a plant in which the spores, which are equivalent to the seeds of flowering plants, are produced or carried.

      And there are two words that rhyme with purple: hirple and curple.

      Hirple is a British word which means to walk as if with a limp, or hobble.

      Curple is a Scottish word which refers to the hindquarters of a horse. So now you don't have to call anyone an a$$ anymore. You can simply say, "You're a curple!"

      Delighted to help you out. Is there a reward? :)

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      TheHoleStory 7 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      Before we even get started I wanted to point out that neither Steve Erkle, or Purple Nurple count as words that rhyme with purple.