Writing Wednesday Challenge: Dueling Homophones

Today’s writing Wednesday involves a Homophone game I used to play with Tesla.  He invented it  in kindergarten, the day he learned the word “homophone,” and although the game is easy to learn, it’s advanced enough to entertain everyone.  It also requires careful thinking about words, so it qualifies as today’s challenge game.

The game involves guessing pairs of homophones based on a two-word clue.

For example:  If the clue is “spiteful armies,” the answer is “malicious militias.”

Or: “Stopped dog,” as a clue for “paused paws.”

Higher points if the homophones are in exactly the same form (“paused paws” is fair, but not an A-lister because the words are not exactly the same.) It’s fair to include an article (a, an or the) before the clue if it also appears in the answer.

Today’s game: guess these three – answers below the fold (and feel free to play your own in the comments):

1.  Attractive adornment

2.  The quadruped grasped.

3.  Floral lines.

1.  Attractive adornment = beau bow

2.  The quadruped grasped = The gnu knew

3.  Floral lines = rose rows

Have one of your own?  Comment away!

One thought on “Writing Wednesday Challenge: Dueling Homophones

  • November 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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