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WordPlay Cafe Chapter 3

WordPlay Cafe Chapter 3

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Published by mikeykline
WordPlay Cafe is a book for kids on, not just wordplay, but how wordplay works. It's written as a recipe book for fun of all kinds. Educational and instructional. A Parent's Choice® Award winner.
WordPlay Cafe is a book for kids on, not just wordplay, but how wordplay works. It's written as a recipe book for fun of all kinds. Educational and instructional. A Parent's Choice® Award winner.

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Published by: mikeykline on Nov 24, 2009
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Chapter Free
DINNER FOR ONE: SINGLE-SERVING SYLLABLE SILLINESS
003
 
42
’Twas the knight before Christmas,End awl threw the house,Knot a creature was stirring,Knot even a mouse.
H
ow many misspelled words canyou find in these first four linesof the famous poem “The NightBefore Christmas”?How about
none
?That’s right, my fellow phrase flingers,there are
no
misspelled words. There is,however, some terrible word usage.All of the words that seem out of place are actually
homonyms
(alsocalled
homophones
), words that soundalike (and are sometimes even spelledalike) but have different meanings.Here’s another example: The word
bear
can mean “to carry a heavy load,” but itcan also mean the animal, and the word
bare
is usually what babies are.If yew give it sum thought and keepyore ears open, yule find their are minidifferent homonyms that people yewsawn a daily bases.
heteronym,homograph,homonym,homophone
incline:
for the moment at least, Cheetohs, a ham sandwich, and a Dr. Pepper.
Homonym Grits
Rece
sees:
1 o moe plaes
ngeents:
Pencil and pape o Noodle Book A amous poem, nuse hme, osong (o een a passage om theBible o the Declaation oIndependence!)
 
Dinner for One: Single-Serving Syllable Silliness43
Let’s Cook!
Take the passage of your choosingand rewrite it using homonyms.Ask someone else to read what you’vewritten and check it for misspelledwords. Imagine her surprise when youreveal the secret!
 If you have trouble with a certainword, keep saying it slowly over and over until you figure out if the word is a homonym of someother word.
Homophone 
means samesound” in Greek. Homonymsare responsible for many pop-ular
puns 
, or words or expres-sions that use different ideasin a humorous way, as in thefollowing joke:
A Shetland pony walks intoa convenience store and says,“I’d like to buy a candy bar.”The clerk looks at him andsays,“I can hardly hear you.The pony says,“I’m sorry,butI’m just a little hoarse.”
Get it?See pages74 to77formore homonym and pun fun.
How many homonyms (and close-sounding words)can you find used in an incorrect way in the text on pages 42 and 43? A hint: There are at least 16! (Answers on page 124.)

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