“A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.” – Gandalf the Grey
The above can be said of werecats, as well, I will have you know. Which is why I am back, and more refined in my prowlings and purposes than ever! For those in the dark, I am the Whimsical Werecat, and I am here to introduce my latest flight of fancy (as werecats can fancy whatever they want, whenever it suits them).
Welcome to my first PROWLING THE PROSE post. If the title confuses you, allow me to elaborate. Prowling (the verb) implies moving about stealthily with specific intent, while Prose (the noun) encompasses the general form of written language. Allot the two words together and you come to an understanding of the purposes of my new and future posts: I seek out beneficial information on linguistics and share them with you.
I know, it is most generous of me. You can thank me in silver trinkets and red wine.
Truth be told, you can find this sort of information anywhere. And most of it should be ingrained into your mental learning vault by now. But as with all mortals, reminders are often necessary.
So, here is the first: a reminder of your odd assortment of words known as Homophones.
What is a Homophone? It is a word that is pronounced the same as another word, but is different in meaning. There are also homonyms: words both pronounced and spelled the same, but with different meanings (what nonsense the English language is!). But we shall look at homonyms another day. For now, I wish only to highlight a few well-known homophones.