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How I Learned About Homonyms

Me, listening to Up on the Housetop as a kid: "This song bothers me."

My Mom: "Why?"

Me: "Reindeer don't have paws."

My Mom: "What?"

Me: "They have hooves. Everyone knows that."

My Mom: *blinks* "Oh! It's pause."

Me: "What?"

My Mom: "In the song, they say pause. It sounds the same but means something different. P-A-U-S-E. It means to stop."

Me: "That's dumb."

My Mom: "Well, yes, but that's how it is. Some words sound the same but mean different things."

Me: *blinks* "Oh. Well, at least the song makes sense now."

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xfirefly9x
Dec. 3rd, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC)
Cute. :)
dragonfly_sg1
Dec. 3rd, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
\0/
poisonyoulove
Dec. 6th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
I heard this song last night, and because of you all I could picture was a crossed reindeer-lion abomination... like Santa got bored and decided to breed chimeras, as one does.
jackwabbit
Dec. 7th, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
My work here is done.
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