Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-57

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. meat (noun): the flesh of an animal used as food
2. meet (verb): to see or speak to someone for the first time; to come together in order to talk; to come together formally; (noun): a large gathering, event, occasion, sporting event; (adj.): fitting or appropriate
3. mete (adj.): to dole out; to give out by measure

To mete out punishment, he thought,
Was such an awesome job.
But he, of course, as we all knew,
Was such a cruel slob.

But still he told all those he’d meet
How punishment was fun.
Oh, his pale life was so replete
With tales of what he’d done.

He talked of victims in such ways
As if he thought them meat.
And much of what he said to us
I simply can’t repeat.

So when he found himself in jail,
Well, there he took the heat.
And we were glad for punishment,
Which we all thought was meet.

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