Sunday, September 30, 2012

Aisle, I'll, Isle – 100th post!

For some reason, I decided to celebrate Homophones, Weakly's 100th post by stranding two newlyweds on a deserted island. Don't read too much into that, OK?
Aisle – narrow path between two obstructions such as seats in a theater or shelves in a market.
I'll – contraction for "I will."
Isle – small island.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Band & Banned

As in, "You and your armband-wearing, flying-V–playing, synth band get the fuck out of my club!"

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Accept & Except

Accept – (v.) to receive
Except – (prep.) indicates exclusion
"Everyone except Kanye was happy when Taylor Swift accepted the award."

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Flavio's choice

I got a really nice email this week from Flavio, a fan of Homophones, Weakly in Brazil. He suggested a pair of words I would usually shy away from: grease and Greece. I don't want to make a habit of including proper nouns on this site; I can't really explain why, it's just an internal rule I try to follow. Like Scrabble, I guess. But Flavio endeared himself to me by actually mocking up the artwork he was hoping I could post. Unfortunately the images he used were pulled from random websites, so I can't ethically post his mockup. But I thought I'd take this opportunity as we approach HW's 100th post to say that I really appreciate all the feedback I've gotten from everyone about this blog. It means a lot to me to see the different ways you all enjoy it. And while I haven't gotten to all of your suggestions yet, please understand that sometimes I have these internal rules I try to follow and don't always bother to explain. And other times, I gotta tell you, you stump me in trying to figure out the best way to approach the drawings (like resinated/resonated, Abe – sheesh! what am I gonna do there?).
Anyhoo, thanks again for all your suggestions and compliments. And, Flavio, this one's for you:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heal & Heel

With an A – to repair or restore.
With an E – the rear part of the foot.
"Spelling errors are my Achilles' heal."