Recently I found two egregious examples of homophones appearing in serious documents. The one in a spec used “undo” where “undue” was meant; I don’t remember the other one. As I was looking for something to explain the difference between homonyms, homophones, and so on, I found a funny story based on examples.

It felt like I had a pistil pointed at my aye browse. No, it felt like he was pointing a canon at me. Even if I ducked quickly, I doubted the missal would have mist.

The whether was good, good enough for a pyknic, so I putt on my shoo and went outside for some air. A large mousse walked by, causing a minor toxin and forcing a frightened creek from my friend.

Of course, no post about this kind of thing would be complete without a link to Ladle Rat Rotten Hut

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…or to Staying Positive.

I awoke rested and comfortable this morning, having suffered from somnia these past few weeks. Dreams of requited love still in my head, wishing they didn’t stretch to finity. I spent an ordinate amount of time in bed before getting on with the day. Looking in the mirror I noticed I was sheveled and ready to get started.