Howdy y'all. Welcome to a new feature I'm calling Homonym Hump Day. First I should check that it actually is Wednesday ... it is, right? Wonderful. What is this new feature on the blog? As you can guess from the catchy post name every Wednesday I'm going to share homonyms I come across in my weekly writing. Simple, right?
The goal is to reach back to the tried and true theories of Mrs. Wolf, my second grade teacher, who used to stand beside us in her very sensible and very polished black loafers and swear that if we "write it down we'll retain it". I really enjoyed her teaching and hope I can have as much fun with these posts as I had in her class. You can join me here every Wednesday for a glimpse at my latest work, and my latest homonym.
(For the more technically inclined let me mention I'm following the Wikipedia example of homonyms, where "In non-technical contexts, the term "homonym" may be used (somewhat confusingly) to refer to words that are either homographs or homophones. In this looser sense, the word row (propel with oars) and row (argument) and row (a linear arrangement of seating) are considered homonyms, while the words read (peruse) and reed (waterside plant) would be considered homophones.")