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February 26, 2010
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Homophone Lessons
Squids make great examples.
Posted on February 26, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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Hmm, nice, but I don't think eminent and imminent are homophones...
As a well renound offender against the English spelling and vocab etc it made me smile.
However one thing,
How would a squid tell the difference between
1, Gas Mantel
2, Gas Mantle
And could you tell from where it came?
six quid: six pounds sterling (quid is UK slang for pound, cf buck for dollar)
"here's that six quid I owe you"
sick squid: diseased cephalopod
"there's a sick squid in your tank"
I hereby declare you master of puns. Very rarely do things on the internet literally make me 'laugh out load'. :)
I am forever mixing up "discreet" and "discrete". At least I know I can count on that set of points to keep quiet about sensitive topics.
What kind of loads were you laughing out?
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Deep: vile squid bated with a viol.
> My poking piqued the peke on the peak to peek at the hungry squid below.
I now have a new .sig.
Arg! My most common typo strikes again. I used to make simple typos like "teh" instead of "the", but it seems most of my typos these days involve swapping out words that look or sound alike. I think the correct word but somehow my fingers don't quite get the message :)
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