Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mail & Male

I hate to make generalizations about gender, but the fact that I'm basically using restroom signage seems to justify it in this case.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Parish & Perish

With an A – (n.) a local church or church district.
With an E – (v.) to die, spoil, or otherwise become ruined.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Knot & Not

With a K – the hard mass of wood where a branch met the trunk of a tree. Or, the hard mass where a piece or pieces of cord are intertwined. Or, a measure of nautical speed equal to one mile per hour.
Without a K – an adverb used to negate the phrase that it modifies.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hey, you! Let's do another letter homophone, why not? Why not, indeed... 

Today we tackle one of the very few 4-panel groups (so far, only carrotpear, and teaseon our list.
Hey, U, underrated vowel!
Hey, ewe, female sheep!
Hey, yew, evergreen shrub!
Yeah, I'm talking to you!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Y, amended

Nope. Couldn't live with the cop-out. Here's a better pictograph for Y & Why:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Y & Why

One of the earliest HW posts was for the letter P. Since then, I've shied away from letters-as-homophones. For no good reason. Something about "illustrating" the letter feels like a cop-out to me, but I suppose it's perfectly valid and I should just get over it. 
So it's time to embrace the cop-out! Try this one on for size – the ultimate pictographic shortcut! 

And now that that's over, we can get on with the other letter homophones in dew thyme.