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“Happy New Ear” and Other Soundalike Problems


English is a funny language, isn’t it? Unlike Spanish, in which the words can be spelled just by sounding them out, English requires one to know how to spell or else you’ll make some funny mistakes, as these from the great Richard Lederer demonstrate:

–To celebrate at feasts, the inhabitants sometimes cut the head off the biggest bore and carried it around on a platter.

–My uncle suffers from sick as hell anemia.

–Most teachers could careless about their students’ problems.

–Vestal virgins are pure and chased.

–No bear feet allowed.

–Due to repairs in the air-conditioning system, offices will be very humid in the coming days. Please bare with us.

–Our menu is guaranteed to wet your appetite.

–At our restaurant, the sauce compliments the salad, and we specialize in full-coarse meals.

–To win, you’ve got to knock down your opponent with wreckless abandon.

–Matt Millen is the most inciteful of sportscasters.

–Man arrested for possession of heroine.

And here’s one from Sly Stone: “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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January 2, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , ,

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