Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Play with Words - Homonyms

Lets work with some of the interesting nuances of language today and incorporate HOMONYMS into our writing. Homonyms include two categories of word types: homophones and homographs.

Homographs are words that are spelled exactly the same but have different meanings.
Homophones are words that have the same pronounciation, but have different spelling and meanings.

Here are a few examples of homophones to get you started:
There, Their, They're;   Sew, So, Sow;   Oar, Or, Ore;   Holey, Holy, Wholly;   For, Fore, Four;   Dew, Do, Due;   Cite, Sight, Site;  Buy, By, Bye;   Aisle, I'll, Isle;  Burough, Burrow, Burro.

Let's see how many different homonyms you can incorporate into your writing today.  Pick any topic to get started and see where  your muse takes you.  Good Luck!

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    They had their placards and were positioned there where the parade marshal had placed them. They're marching today to the capitol, for a cause very dear to their hearts, as was marked on their signs in capital letters. The deer, elk and moose were directly in front of Ralph and his group.

    The course was made of cobblestone, and Ralph's maid had a hard time on the coarse surface. But she followed along a long stretch of road with the mass of animals. Most walked, others rode astride each other. All joined the march.

    Ralph was the leader of the lions and any "king of the jungle" would be lyin' if he did not consider it an honor. His mate didn't want to come and he was on her to join them. But it took so long to begin their walk that none of the pride were too excited to go on. They did not take pride in that fact and besides, it was against the "law's of nature" to march so glumly.

    So, Ralph told a joke. The hyena's nearby laughed hysterically. The monkeys were also mired in mirth. The snakes would have been slapping their knees, had they any. The lions found their joy. They were very happy. As a matter of fact, they were downright gay.

    The elephants trumpeted and the geese honked. And the lions marched on cue, Ralph and his gay pride, went straight, one behind the other prodding his brothers to push forward and enter the seat of government!

    A grand day to be gay!