My love for words has been established in my previous posts. However, I think I may have underemphasized my devotion to words about words (also, punctuation terms are high on the list of “Fun Words to Think About” but that’s for another time). It is to my self-proclaimed and undeniable dorkdom (remember, I make my words up sometimes) that I dedicate this post.
I invented a game. It’s the homophone game. I know someone who thought my game was so cool that she introduced it to patrons at a bar (of all places) and they play it there. See, I am cool. (Not really.) Homophone, defined: “One of two or more words … that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.” (Thank you, Free Online Dictionary.)
“So, I went to sow my seeds but realized I tore my hem so I had to sew it.”
“See, stand here and you will hear the sea.”
“Would you help me pick up the wood?”
“Two is too many to invite.”
There you have it. Not only are you thinking of homophones right now (you are, right?), but you also know what they’re called. (Feel smart, dontcha?) And come on, wouldn’t you love to walk up to a stranger and ask, “Would you like to play homophone with me?”