- So much humor depends upon homonyms and creative mishearing.
- He fractured grammar to create double or triple meanings; he developed enigmas to give his readers the satisfaction of interpreting them; he used a vocabulary of homonyms and antonyms to create multiple possible meanings…
- Though as Dave Heasman points out far too often, I still mix up homonyms.
- Read aloud again, looking for word problems: missing words, wrong homonyms (their when you mean there), misspellings, grammatical errors, and confusing words.
- Each court reporter might use different conventions to represent homonyms or other ambiguous words.
- Rhett Miller is king of the homonym and double meaning.
- The pun lost status in English, despite a wealth of homonyms.
- There is one obligatory element of the New Year's feast all over China, and that is a whole fish, because the Chinese phrase ‘have fish’ (you yu) is a homonym of ‘have surplus’, so eating it is supposed to augur well for the new year.
- Much of the chatter derives from the abundance of homonyms in Chinese, where a single sound can carry many meanings.
- Still, the basic idea is sound: given that most of our misspellings are now corrected for us by computers, the only thing standing between us and perfect spelling is homonyms.
- When my first-grader Clare typed in ‘rows’ for ‘rose,’ the device did not recognize the homonym.
- What exactly are the differences between synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms?
- Obviously, ‘compliment’ and ‘complement’ are homonyms.