Farro – Ancient European grain.
Pharaoh – Ancient Egyptian ruler.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Monday, December 14, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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
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
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! :)