Homonyms are not scary

May 26, 2009 by

Homonyms: words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Learn them, live them, love them. It will make life much easier.

There: refers to a location

Their: refers to something/someone’s possession of something

They’re: contraction meaning they are

Your: refers to the person in question’s possesion of something

You’re: contraction meaning you are

Two: also known as 2

To: expresses motion/direction

Too: also, as well

Jeans: denim clothing for your legs

Genes: part of your DNA

Horse: animal that competes in the Kentucky Derby

Hoarse: what you sound like after smoking…

Nose: that thing on your face that smells the cookies

Knows: understands, is aware

Hear: what you do with your ears

Here: refers to your location

Yes, I have seen all of these used improperly. Mostly by my former boss at PJS. Maybe this week, I’ll explain a little more about my departure from that shit hole.

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