Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-45

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. lo-cal (adj.): lower in calories than is usual or standard
2. locale (noun): the place where something happens

It seems at first the best locale
For him and Phil, his good old pal
To just kick back—and eat lo-cal.

And in those mountains they excelled:
They lost much weight (some trees they felled)—
Oh, all their standards they’d upheld.

Of course, there was a grizzly bear
Who ate them both (it wasn’t fair)
But felt unsated—mountain air?

But then  the bear soon realized
The men were thin. He felt chastised.
“Much too lo-cal,” he soon surmised.

And then no longer felt surprised.

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