Monday, November 14, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-74

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. moose (noun): a large animal with very large, flat antlers that lives in forests in the northern part of america, Europe, and Asia
2. mousse (noun): a cold and sweet food made with whipped cream or egg whites and usually fruit or chocolate; a foamy substance that is used in styling a person’s hair

And when Bullwinkle went on a tour of the place—
It was Wonka’s, you know; it consumes lots of space—

He felt 
just like a moose (which, of course, he must be),
But he acted so human—just like you and me.

But he tripped and he fell (such a silly old goose),
And emerged from the vat like a great chocolate mousse.

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