Friday, October 14, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-44

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. loan (noun): an amount of money that is given to someone for a specified time; an amount of money that is borrowed
2. lone (adj.): standing, acting, or being alone; not having a partner

The Ranger (Lone) and Tonto had
A kind of bloody spat.
For Tonto said, “Uh, Ranger, well,
I think you’re getting fat.”

The Ranger (Lone) barked, “Just because
My mask no longer fits?!?
Well, Tonto, pal, it think it’s time
That you and I were quits.”

The Ranger (really Lone) and his
Most splendid (Silver!) horse,
Did not last long sans Tonto, who,
Was unsurprised, of course.

He took a loan and bought a spread
In Utah—lovely views—
And then retired—just simply chilled—
And watched election news.

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