Moving right along in this series on homophones — words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings. These are problematic for writers because, unless they know the difference, they can result in spelling errors that spellcheckers can’t catch. We’ve covered A through G. This post will quickly cover the H’s.
When they were little, my kids loved to ask dinner guests about their favorite things: books, movies, meals, colors, etc. People have favorite everythings: numbers, body parts, time of day. Lots of people have favorite words. It may be the meaning of the word that is most endearing, but often folks like words for their sound.
“You’re more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a light saber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on Mars while engulfed in flames.”