Friday, October 28, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-58

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. meatier (adj.): comparative form of meaty—of, relating to, or resembling meat; having or including a large amount of meat; large and heavy or thick with flesh or muscles
2. meteor (noun): a piece of rock or metal that burns and glows brightly in the sky as it falls from outer space into the earth’s atmosphere

The meatier the better he
Enjoyed his burgers at McD’s.
He wished that he could get them free—
Like sunshine, skies of blue, and breeze.

But then one day he got a gift—
But not some meat between some bread.
A meteorite—so huge, so swift—
Plunged from the heavens, knocked him dead.

A meteor had veered toward Earth,
And soon was caught in gravity.
And journeyed here, for what it’s worth,
To bonk our friend most fatally.

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