"It's not true that no words rhyme with orange . . . However, there was a man -- I'm not kidding -- named Henry Honeychurch Gorringe. He was a naval commander who in the midnineteenth century oversaw the transport of Cleopatra's Needle to New York's Central Park. Pouncing on this event, the poet Arthur Guiterman wrote: In Sparkhill buried lies a man of mark Who brought the Obelisk to Central Park, Redoubtable Commander H. H. Gorringe, Whose name supplies the long-sought rhyme for orange." - 'Adventures of a Verbivore', Richard Lederer.