Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Homophone, Of Sorts

Whale Oil Beef Hooked.

(say it really fast)

8 comments:

frankengirl said...

Gosh, I must not be saying it fast enough... ? I've just emailed it to Wolfboy to figure it out for me. Is that cheating? :P

P.S. I had to look up Homophone! Your blog is turning out to be very educational for me - ;) I've always spelled it homonym.

Sophia said...

I figured it out...

Frankengirl: think Irish.

Sven said...

It's an exclamation. Speak as if you're using an Irish or Scottish accent.

There are actually two types of homonyms-homophones and homographs. Homophones sound the same but are spelled differently (night-knight), homographs are spelled the same but pronounced differently (lead-lead), with different meanings of course.

I learned this on The Word Nerds podcast. This is one of my favorite podcasts. If only there was a companions show called The Grammar Nerds.

The Boy said...

I still haven't figured it out. Call me stupid, if you want.

And what's all this about phoning hom?

Rhonda said...

Haha...we're doomed.

frankengirl said...

Finally! The accent definitely helps. I think my mind is just too sweet and pure for this blog - ;)

Attila The Mom said...

Damn, it took me all day to figure this one out!

Don't I feel like a dummy. ;-)

Good one!

mabel said...

What does it mean that i got it instantly? Of course I am half Irish, maybe that helped? Hee Hee Hee...