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Episode 1266

Subverted rhyme
Wed, 2020-Oct-21 00:30 UTC
Length - 1:36

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The random article for Wednesday, 21 October 2020 is Subverted rhyme.

A subverted rhyme, teasing rhyme or mind rhyme is the suggestion of a rhyme which is left unsaid and must be inferred by the listener. A rhyme may be subverted either by stopping short, or by replacing the expected word with another (which may have the same rhyme or not). Teasing rhyme is a form of innuendo, where the unsaid word is taboo or completes a sentence indelicately.

An example, in the context of cheerleading:



where the presumption is that the listener anticipates the chant ending with "ass" rather than "other knee".

Subverted rhyme is often a form of word play. The implied rhyme is inferable only from the context. This contrasts with rhyming slang from which the rhyming portion has been clipped, which is part of the lexicon. (An example is dogs, meaning "feet", a clipping of rhyming dog's meat.)

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:30 UTC on Wednesday, 21 October 2020.

For the full current version of the article, see Subverted rhyme on Wikipedia.

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