Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Don't Mean To Boor You

We've been reviewing homophones with Avery lately. She has a library book that compares all kinds of words that sound the same yet are spelled differently and mean different things. As a result, she's been coming up with homophones as she thinks of them and often blurts them out in her excitement.

Like last night at dinner, when she asked me to pass the butter so she could put some more on her ear of corn.

After I gave it to her, she practically screamed, "More on...that's like the driving more on."

I looked at her quizzically and asked, "What are you talking about?"

She explained, "More on" -- it sounds the same when you are talking about using more of something or when someone won't let you pull in front of them when you're driving."

Moron that later,


Moooooog35 said...

I thought a homophone was what Richard Simmons used to call his friends.

The more you know.

ShutUpandRun said...

Total blog facelift!!! LOVE IT!

It's kind of like yesterday at the video game store when I told the guy I wanted Club Penguin: Herbert's Revenge. The kids thought I said "Perverts Revenge." Not the same thing as more on and moron, but still funny.

Perverts do need revenge don't they?

Straight Guy said...

Was talking with one of my kids about predators and prey. She said they were called "prey" because, when the predators come, that's what they should do.

Gorilla Bananas said...

There are only two pairs of homophones with no common letters and I know them both. Google away, baby!

Brutalism said...

Moooooog - Great. Now I'm trying to think of a homophone for striped jogging shorty shorts.

SU&R - Thanks for noticing that I got a little work done... So how was Pervert's Revenge? Would you give it two thumbs up?

Straight Guy - I love kids' perspectives. Not so much the fact that they are all smarter than me.

Gorilla Bananas - I did have to google that. Eye really did, but you knew I'd have to, didn't ewe?

American in Sydney said...

That is hilarious! And how old is Avery? I need to teach my kids that!

Tricia said...


dilettante07 said...

Apropos of my new neighbor, I would like to point out that in some accents, "fisting" and "feasting" could be homophones. Best to deal with those situations in writing, methinks.

Sarah said...

We play a game in the car called, "Which one is it." We think of a homophone and then say, for example, "Which one am I saying? Son as in a male child or sun as in the shiny ball in the sky: okay ready? SUN. (it's a total giveaway when I write it but you get the idea) Then you have to be honest and tell the truth about which one you actually said, unless you're losing, then you lie.

Anonymous said...

Kids brains think faster than ours. I think my brain is getting slow in its old age. :)

FoggyDew said...

Little late to the game, but my brother once said he was always afraid his daughter's first words would be, 'The light is green, idiot!'