Homophones cause all kinds of problems for spellers. They are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently. I’m covering all the most common ones a post at a time. Today’s is all about the homophones starting with N or O.
I’ve written before about the curious fact that there are a number of linguistic terms for things I recognize but never knew had a name. Mondegreen is one of those terms.
A narrative poem on love, grammar, and the dangers of the double negative.
I’m contemplating the word soccer and why we are the only country in the world that doesn’t call the game football. It certainly seems to be an appropriate name. I’ve thought it would make more sense to call soccer football, and what we call football something like tackleball or smashball. But no one’s asking me.