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.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Ileum & Ilium

I know, I know. This one will be super-useful on a daily basis. You're welcome.

With an E – part of the small intestine.
With an I – part of the pelvis.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Than & Then

With an A – substance comparison.
With an E – time comparison.