Speaking of Homophones

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Charlie Chan (http://www.impawards.com/1934/posters/charlie_chan_in_london_xlg.jpg)

Charlie Chan

I read this afternoon — in a novel, by a usually careful or at least painstakingly edited author (Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb) — about how the heroine’s strategy wasn’t succeeding so she decided to try a different tact.

I can’t even imagine what that would look like. Pretending she is British, perhaps? Or emulating Charlie Chan?

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    3 responses

    1. Same author, same book: “[He was] considered a shoe-in for a detective’s shield.” Hahahahahahahaha

    2. From Jane Kenyon, via almarose:
      This, today, from the AP:

      The lights on the pool and palm trees were off. Their garbage shoot was sealed, a trash bin placed in front of their unit instead.

    3. The allegedly professional writers for yahoo make hundreds of homophonous mistakes every day (or “everyday” as they would write). Some of the mistakes are hilarious: http://terriblywrite.wordpress.com

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