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OT: Phrases that exist only because they rhyme.

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    (@MHSL82, please don't move this to the B.S. thread. I intend for this to be a running thread as we think of more things.)

    Here are phrases that only exist because they rhyme, with alliteration included. People wouldn't say these if they didn't rhyme.

    * Robo Rebounder

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    * Sweet Shooter

    * Mild Mannered

    (Is there a Hot Mannered? Spicy Mannered? There should be, right?)

    * Twists and Turns

    (Why do you need both words?)

    * Shake N Bake

    (Can't you just say faked and scored?)

    * Dink and Dunk
     



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    * Rag tag
     
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    Saggy Maggie. Wait, nevermind. It’s there because it’s true. Old age gets there eventually.
     
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    Hop on Pop. If it didn’t rhyme, the book would not be titled that. No one was going to write a book called Jump on Dad. Or Jump on the Father.
     
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    I've never heard of that one before. But I could see people using that as a joke phrase.
     
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    Do you think a large part of the book's visibility, and popularity, is because of the title?

    Could it have been called "Jump on the father", but still been filled with fun rhymes for children? And done as well?

    You probably have a good point. Good post.
     
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    * Debbie Downer, Negative Nancy.

    I keep wondering if there's an Ursula Upper, for a positive person.
     
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    This reminds me of a post from the ESPN boards.

    Someone posted a picture of a model, and said that gravity would be unkind to her.

    Someone else said that stop thinking about the future. That's too much like some fans who always want to blow it up and rebuild and trade players for draft picks. The person then said "think of all the fun you could have right now!" with that model.
     
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    Here's one that I approve of, because it makes sense:

    * House Of Horrors.

    Since a stadium or arena is also referred to as a "house", then the phrase makes sense on its own.

    There should also be a House Of Happiness, to describe a venue where one team has a great record. But even if there isn't, House Of Horrors is ok.

    It's not like Robo Rebounder, where it just sounds awkward.