Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-25

Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

1. carat (noun): a unit for measuring the weight of jewels
2. caret (noun): a wedge-shaped mark made on written or printed matter to indicate the place where something is to be inserted
3. carrot (noun): the long orange root of a plant that is eaten as a vegetable
4. karat (noun): measure of weight of gold

A single carat—that’s enough
To stir us to to some theft of stuff.

A single carrot—that’s enough
To make me act a little gruff.

A single caret—that’s enough
To make me know rough drafts are rough.

A single karat—that’s enough
To stir us to some theft of stuff.

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