No Rhyme or Reason Day is celebrated on September 1 of every year. It is a beautiful day assigned to words that don’t rhyme and English language idioms like ‘Frog in your throat.’ No rhyme or reason means something that occurs without any reason or explanation. This day celebrates words in the English language which do not rhyme with any other words, For use in poetry, poets avoid these kinds of words. These words are also called refractory rhymes.
“Minus the twin stuff. It basically means that there’s no rationale for whatever’s going on because there’s no pattern (rhyme) or logic (reason) behind it. You just can’t figure it out no matter how hard you try – S. Dromio first said it.”
History of No Rhyme or Reason Day
The history and origin of No Rhyme or Reason Day are not known. These idioms are believed to have first been used in the English language through the 1460 book by John Russell, The Boke of Nurture. However, it is most famous for its use in the 1590 Shakespearean play Comedy of Errors. It was once again appeared in Shakespeare’s 1600 play, As You Like It. Idioms can’t be understood by the actual word or words. As per Dictionary.com, Idioms are words whose meaning is not predictable from the real meanings of its integral elements. One such example is ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ which means a heavy rainstorm – not fuzzy friends falling from the skies. This day is also known in the United States as National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. Some unrhymable words in the English language are Orange, Month, Purple, Woman, Chimney, Silver.
Other Celebrations on September 1
September 1 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by learning these kinds of words, or by writing down a list of words that you think cannot be rhymed and check if you are correct. Also, share images and your thoughts about the day with others on social media by using the hashtag #NoRhymeorReasonDay.
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