Won Sound Wednesdays

Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday March 19
This is a departure from our homophonic ha-has, but is too good not to share. For all you writers and editors out there…do you recognize these symbols? Have a Word-riffic Wednesday!

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Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday November 20
Today’s post graciously sponsored by grammarly.com, English Grammar Corrector

I use Grammarly’s english grammar corrector because when I write, “You’re ugly,” and not “Your ugly,” the person reading won’t have to wonder, “My ugly what?”  Which leads right into Won Sound’s topic:

Homophone:  a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Peek. Peak. Pique. Today is triple trouble, because here are three homophones that are often confused with each other.

Peek (to observe clandestinely), Peak (an apex or high point) and Pique (to arouse, excite or irritate). Well, the latter just begs for a naughty example:

“Don’t peek!” she said, as she removed her brassiere. Her words piqued his interest, and he peeked anyway, just in time to see her nipples peak into hard points in the cold air.

The result? The man went away piqued, because his erection peaked, all because he took a peek!

Homophones are NOT interchangeable! So, to keep your grammar in peak form, use English Grammar Corrector, and always keep your homos away from the phones! See you all next Wednesday! – JM

Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday October 30

Homophone:  a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Except. Accept. Here we have homophones that are not spelled similarly, but often interchanged. Why? Because the meanings are not well understood: Except (to exclude) and Accept (to recieve or agree). To enhance this understanding, consider this week’s naughty sentence:

“I accept your invitation to have sex,” she replied to the policeman. “Anyplace except the courthouse.”

And there you have it.  To accept is fine, except where prohibited by law!

Homophones are NOT interchangeable! So, remember: always keep your homos away from the phones! See you all next Wednesday! – JM

Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday October 9

Homophone:  a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Bear. Bare. In this case,  we have a homophone (bear) that is both a noun and a verb: Bear (a wild animal) and Bear (to carry). Bare is of course, an adjective, (naked or unadorned). This week’s naughty sentence:

I feel sorry for that wounded grizzly bear. His suffering is more that I can bear,” the naked woman said.
Well, honey,” said her lover lying next to her. “Not as sorry as if he bites your bare ass.”

And there you have it.  The bare necessities of the grizzly bear have been laid bare!

Homophones are NOT interchangeable! So, remember this bare fact: always keep your homos away from the phones! See you all next Wednesday! – JM

Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday September 18

Homophone:  a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Too. Two. To. Let’s get back to the heart of all this. These three (actually four, read on) homophones are the most commonly interchanged…so much so that its almost (horrors) become acceptable! The trouble is, the reader has only the context of the connected sentence to determine which meaning the writer intended.

The definitions: Two (a number) Too (excessive, or also) and To (from the verb ‘to be.’) Here’s our naughty sentence example for the week:

“You mean the two of you will screw me simultaneously?” she asked. “That’s too many!” “But we’re going to anyway,” one of the two brothers replied.

And there you  have it. Two lovers are better than one. Three could be fun too, depending on which party you are going to.

Homophones are NOT interchangeable! Whirred to the Whys…(lol, catch that?) always keep your homos away from the phones! See you all next Wednesday! – JM

Won Sound Too Meanings – Wednesday September 4

Homophone:  a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Aloud. Allowed. Too words that have won sound but different meanings…See what I did? Two/Too, Won/One. Trust me, there are English teachers turning in their graves over this! The definitions: Aloud (to be audible) Allowed (to permit) Like any good teacher, we shall use the offending words in a sentence. And since Jean writes erotic romances, we shall employ naughty examples:

“Am I allowed to screw you any way I want?” he asked. “Yes, yes, yes!” she screamed aloud.

And there you  have it. Now, if our hero had written the above question in a text message and typed: “Am I aloud to screw you any way I want?” The heroine might have typed back: “Being screwed by such a linguistic imbecile is not allowed!”

Homophones are NOT interchangeable! So remember…always keep your homos away from the phones! See you all next Wednesday! – JM

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