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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Deference & Difference

As in, "These aren't exactly homophones, but they're very similar and easily confused. So show a little respect and be sure you can tell them apart." :)

And, please remember, they are not to be confused with: