And the new place name is...
where I am now living.
Pronunciation is shenYANG
Good Grief! I forgot how hard Bob's always are. I have a 4 1/2 hour flight tomorrow - I'll have to think about it!
Come on it's not hard to rhyme YANG.
and that's just with common single syllable words
I will try to get one or two in by the end of the weekend.
I'm trying. Just ask my souse. This may take a while.
You're trying your spouse's patience by calling her a souse.
I will have to give in and just rhyme the stressed syllable. Normally I like to rhyme the whole word.
I forgot to "p." Now I'm all wet.Still hav
ing computer issues. I'm using the work WiFi. I may get shot.
This is the easiest rhyme ever... just rhyme it with "bang" so why do I have only one entry?
Let me offer some encouragement
An Englishman stuck in Xianyang
Said this game should go with a bang
Though the word may look strange
There's one hell of a range
Of rhymes (and one of them's "wang")
One could hardly call mine a limerick. I am not sure why, but this one was hard for me.
Still attempting to write one.
It's been several weeks now - Bob, are you still communicado ?
I had so few entries I forgot all about it.
I still have only four.
Remember you just need to rhyme Yang.
Here are the suggestions from Rhyme zone.
ang, bang, bangue, bhang, brang, cangue, cangues, chang, chiang, chuang, clang, crang, dang, drang, fang, fange, flang, frang, gang, gangue, guang, hang, hange, huang, hwang, jang, kang, khang, klang, krang, lang, lange, langue, langues, mang, mangue, nang, pahang, pang, plang, prang, rang, sangh, schlang, shang, siang, slang, spang, sprang, stang, strang, t'ang, tang, tangue, thang, thrang, trang, tsang, tsiang, vang, wang, whang, wrang, yang, ylang, zang, zhang
abang, abgang, abhang, alang, behang, belang, chain gang, defang, durang, entlang, farang, guilt pang, guiyang, hangsang, harangue, hsiang, kukang, lalang, lelang, li-kang, liang, madang, mahuang, marang, mustang, nanchang, pinang, press gang, pyongyang, road gang, sea tang, shabang, shenyang, tunkelang, unhang, wolfgang, xiaogang, xuanzang, ying-yang, youth gang, zamang, ziyang
baoguang, boomerang, care a hang, get the hang, kuomintang, ourang, overhang, section gang, sturm und drang, verdinsgang, whiz-zip-bang, xinjiang
I sent one. It was really terrible!
Sorry to take so long. Chaos still reigns chez moi, but I did finally send you something approximating a limerick - IF you assume that pre-pubescent boys can write them.
There's a name for the phenomenon where you come across an uncommon word, and then it pops up in your environment independently. (Shu, arnie - does that ring any bells?) I just finished Null States, by Malka Older, and there on Page 325 is Xianyang. And several times afterward, too. The Chinese aren't the bad guys, either.
[It's a techno-thriller, second in a series (so far, announced to be a trilogy. Book One is titled Infomacracy.) about an international society with a computerized election system supervised by a neutral third party ("Information") to ensure fairness, taken to its logical extreme. And how people try to exploit/subvert it to their own advantage...sound at all relevant? And written three years ago and more, at that!]
Bob - I sent you a limerick just a few days ago - have you received it?
Shall we put this one to bed?
(continued on Xianyang Poll here)