Thursday, July 12, 2007

Unlikely Synonyms
In school, I learned about synonyms, antonyms and homonyms, i.e., words that mean the same thing, words that mean the opposite of each other, and words that sound the same. You probably did too. Recently I've learned that my nieces and nephews are learning that words sounding the same are called "homophones." What gives? What's wrong with homonym? Doesn't the uniformity of "nym" count for anything? Is our children learning?

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