Writing Glitch #566

Today’s glitch:

The punctuation is fine, but those homophone glitches…!

Change rare to rear, and change brakes to breaks.

Please keep the chairs on all four legs. Don’t rear back in the chairs. This breaks the chairs!

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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5 Responses to Writing Glitch #566

  1. Autistickish says:

    I’m sure you realize that rare and rear aren’t homophones in my neck of the woulds. (USA) 😜

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    • I spent most of my life in a part of the US where many people pronounce rear and rare the same way, and I was often told that I “talk funny” because I don’t. (Nor do I pronounce lion the same as line, or pen the same as pin… This may be why I was the designated ‘speaker to Canadians’ at a couple of my past jobs, because people from other English-speaking countries could understand me. Got pretty good at translating between Kentuckian and regular American English, too: ‘I’m sorry for the confusion, sir, but around here, it’s pronounced ver-SALES, not ver-SIGH, so the other people you asked really don’t know where Versailles Road is, because you’re saying it correctly and they don’t recognize the name.’)

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