wabbit (the jack is silent) (jackwabbit) wrote,
wabbit (the jack is silent)

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."
Tags: real world, reruns
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