Friday, October 21, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-51

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. mall (noun): a large building or group of buildings containing sores of many different kinds and sizes; a public area where people walk
2. maul (verb): to attack or injure someone is a way that cuts or tears skin; to touch or handle someone in a rough sexual way; (noun): a heavy, often wooden-headed hammer used especially for driving wedges; a tool like a sledgehammer with one wedge-shaped end that is used to split wood

I strolled across the city mall
I’d planned to shop (an indoor mall)—
A guy attacked me with a maul
And mauled me horribly—the gall!
They chose for me a gorgeous pall—
And saw me buried—well not all.

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