Saturday, April 16, 2011
Recently, I thought that a friend spelled a word incorrectly in a posting. Being helpful, and reacting the way I would want done for me, I sent an e-mail, thinking it was probably just a typo. In her response, she thought she had spelled it correctly, but in fact, she'd used an incorrect word, not an incorrect spelling. In telling my brother about it I said that the correct word was a "homonym" and could have been confusing; I was immediately corrected by being told it was a homograph! To add insult to injury he said, "Not to be confused with homophones and heteronyms!" Damn you, Smarty-Pants, for knowing that!
HOMOGRAPHS: words which are spelled the same but have different pronunciations: e. g.:
O.K., Patty, send me some more!