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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Criminal Sentence 17: Soundalikes

Not a sentence but criminal all the same.

On the menu at my daughter's school:

Green beens

"Bean" sounds like "been," but "beens" isn't a word!

Another one I saw on a sign outside a drugstore:

Summer Sandles


Anonymous said...

Are these not 'homonyms'?
I always think a dead giveaway 'spellcheck'overuse.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

They're actually called homophones. You were close!