Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-52

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. manner (noun): the way that something is done or happens; the way that a person normally behaves; behavior while with other people; kinds, sorts; etc.
2. manor (noun): a large country house on a large piece of land

He didn’t have the manner, dude,
For living at a manor: Crude,

He was—with many grievous faults—
And guilty of some grim assaults.

But here’s the problem—major one:
He owned the freaking manor, Son!

So manor manners don’t apply—
Not when you are the owner … sigh.

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