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This Author’s Pen: A Four-for Nightmare

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. Most homophones sets are composed of two or at most three words that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings. What brought this one on was MY OWN error when carelessly writing. Thanks to my editor extraordinaire, it didn’t make it to print, but was a source of embarrassment. The homophones of the week are peak, peek, pique, and pique.

Peak.  n. summit, highest point

v. to reach the extent of one’s abilities

Peek n. a quick or surreptitious glance.

v. to look at quickly or sneakily.

Pique n. annoyance or resentment.

Pique v. to arouse or excite esp. in response to challenge

Tomorrow, Pics of the Weekend  Rita Bay

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