Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grimaced & Grimmest

Grimaced – (v.) past tense of Grimace, an expression of displeasure.
Grimmest – (adj.) the most grim.
So, yes, maybe I grimaced because I was the grimmest.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Breach & Breech

With an A – (v.) break through from one area into another.
With an E – (n.) hind section of an object or animal.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Berth & Birth

With an E – a sort of smallish sleeping space, or other designated area such as for docking boats.
With an I – a sort of smallish person undocking from its mother.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Scoot & Scute

-oot – (v.) a little bit sliding, a little bit shuffling, just kinda nudgin' along, y'know?
-ute – (n.) a bony plate such as the ones that cover a turtle's or armadillo's shell.
Speaking of which, whaddaya think of that cute little turtle? 'Scute, isn't it? :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Frees, Freeze, Frieze

Frees – third person present verb form of Free.
Freeze – lose enough heat to turn from a liquid into a solid.
Frieze – a wide, architectural and/or decorative band that runs horizontally along a wall beneath the ceiling or roof.
If cold weather causes your paint to peel, then you might say a freeze frees the paint from your frieze. I mean, you MIGHT say that...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Taro & Tarot

Without a T at the end – tropical plant whose edible root has a surprisingly high nutritive value.
With a T at the end – prophetic playing card with no substantive value at all.