no rhyme for "castle"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 31 13:53:35 UTC 2011

If you say the "T" in "castle,"
It still won't rhyme with "pastel."
You may have a go at "bastle,"
But that won't rhyme with "orange"
Or "silver." What a hastle!


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 10/30/2011 05:54 PM, Ronald Butters wrote:
>>She vowed that all castles
>>Should be painted in pastels,
> About as good a rhyme (with the t pronounced), in my opinion, as
> Sunday's Boston Globe crossword puzzle, which rhymed castle with hassle.
> Joel
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