Homophonic Humor: Spelling Makes the Difference

Homophonic Humor:

Spelling Makes the Difference
Have you ever puzzled over what a writer really meant because of the spelling of one word?
In these pairs of statements, spelling makes the difference ...

... between location and comfort:
"They’re there now."
"There, there, now."

... between number and coincidence:
"I saw those two."
"I saw those, too."

... between kind and condition:
"He’s a little horse."
"He’s a little hoarse."

... between quality and content:
"These are coarse materials."
"These are course materials."

... between location and appearance:
"That is a good site."
"That is a good sight."

... between liberty and liturgy:
"He doesn’t understand our rights."
"He doesn’t understand our rites."

... between appreciation and completion:
"That’s the right compliment."
"That’s the right complement."

... between recording and rectifying:
"Did you write, ‘the boat’?"
"Did you right the boat?"

... between lack of care and lack of collision:
"John’s reckless driving"
"John’s wreckless driving"

... between desperation and preparation:
"She needs bread."
"She kneads bread."

... between initiate and influence:
"Will this effect the project?"
"Will this affect the project?"


Wesley G. V.

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