Monday, July 26, 2021

Farro & Pharaoh

Farro – Ancient European grain.
Pharaoh – Ancient Egyptian ruler.



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Climactic & Climatic

With a C in the middle – relating to the word "climax." 

Without a C in the middle – relating to the word "climate." 

These two aren't even homophones, but I see them mixed up all the time! Hope this helps.



Monday, December 14, 2020

Succeed & Secede

 This goes out to all the red hats out there who need to learn:

1. how to spell secede.

2. what all this talk of secession really makes you look like.

3. you're not welcome on this blog. These aren't even homophones, dimwits. 



Sunday, November 8, 2020

Defuse & Diffuse

With an E – (v.) literally, to remove a fuse. Metaphorically, to make a situation less dangerous.

With an I and two Fs – (v.) to scatter or spread thinly.
(By the way, the adjective form of Diffuse has essentially the same meaning as the verb, but is pronounced with a hard S sound at the end, rather than the Z sound used here. Homographs!) :)



Sunday, November 1, 2020

Decent, Descent, Dissent

I thought this might be a good one for today since Tuesday is election day here in the US. Two homophones, and a third word thrown in for good measure. While "decent" isn't pronounced the same as the other two, it is easily confused on the page. So I thought it was a good idea to include it here.

Decent (DEE-sent) – good, kind, caring
Descent (di-SENT) – moving downward
Dissent (di-SENT) – protest


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Desert - HOMOGRAPH

How about some posts in a new category: HOMOGRAPHS!
These are words with different meanings that are spelled the same, but pronounced differently. I've been keeping a list of them as long as I've had my list of homophones, and I think it's finally time to draw some of them! :)

Friday, February 7, 2020

Aural & Oral

I've been putting this one off because drawing an ear in this style is... challenging. Not sure I really nailed it here, but it's as good as I've got in me right now. :)

With an Au – related to hearing.
With an O – related to the mouth.