Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The other day

at the game, John told us he had been talking to his reading partner (a writing partner who reads and critiques your writing) and told him he was "homophonic".

Even without knowing exactly what the word meant I could tell how funny it was and how the republicans would cringe at it. And it's only one letter different from their hue and cry!


Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
hom·o·phon·ic /ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk, ˌhoʊmə-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. having the same sound.
2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to polyphonic).
[Origin: 1875–80; < Gk homóphōn(os) (see homophonous) + -ic]

—Related forms
hom·o·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.


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