Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-34

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. leased (verb): past tense of lease—to use something for a period of time in return for payment
2. least (adj.): superlative degree of little—lowest in importance or position; (noun): one that is least

She leased that creepy, haunted (?) place—
She needed all the extra space.
She got surprised, in any case.

The ghosts were thick and bitter things—
Resenting those with legs and wings—
And you know what such evil brings!?!

They felt the least that they could do
(Besides, of course, just screeching “Boo!”)
Was scaring her with all the crew.

And so a horde of ghosts appeared—
But ghosts were nothing that she feared.
She watched it all—then really cheered:

“Oh, that was just a great display!
Come back—repeat another day!”
And ghosts, ashamed, just blurred away.

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