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Inappropriate English usage!

Golf Tips by Burleson Consulting

May 2010


Inappropriate use of English words, it's uphauling!  I'm no homophobe, I especially like people who use funny homonyms:

- Respect are Country
- I am uphauled
- It was offal
- The air to the throne
- The baby bald for hours and hours
- Good Buy to bad rubbish


Some people confuse "are" and our":



This one is fake, but believeable:



Here is one from right up the street from me, get them wild they last:



Here is a list of common homonyms, useful to the illiterati:

adds

ads

adze

ade

aid

aide

air

are

e'er

aisle

I'll

isle

aweful

awful

offal

aye

eye

I

bailee

bailey

bailie

bailer

bailor

baler

baize

bays

beys

bald

balled

bawled

bases

basis

basses

bel

bell

belle

bight

bite

byte

boar

boor

bore

bole

boll

bowl

born

borne

bourn

buy

by

bye

call

caul

col

carat

caret

carrot

cay

key

quay

censer

censor

sensor

cent

scent

sent

cents

scents

sense

cere

sear

seer

chord

cord

cored

cite

sight

site

cited

sighted

sited

cites

sights

sites

dew

do

due

do

doe

dough

does

doughs

doze

ewe

yew

you

ewes

use

yews

fir

fur

furr

flew

flu

flue

for

fore

four

frees

freeze

frieze

gild

gilled

guild

gnu

knew

new

haut

ho

hoe

heigh

hi

hie

hoard

horde

whored

holey

holy

wholly

idle

idol

idyl

knot

naught

not

knows

noes

nose

lays

laze

leis

lea

lee

li

lochs

locks

lox

mall

maul

moll

marc

mark

marque

meat

meet

mete

oar

or

ore

pair

pare

pear

palate

pallet

pallette

peak

peek

pique

pincer

pincher

pinscher

poor

pore

pour

praise

prays

preys

precedence

precedents

presidents

psi

sigh

xi

rain

reign

rein

raise

rays

raze

rapped

rapt

wrapped

read

rede

reed

rheumy

roomie

roomy

rho

roe

row

right

rite

wright

road

rode

rowed

seas

sees

seize

sew

so

sol

slew

slough

slue

tea

tee

ti

teas

tease

tees

tern

terne

turn

their

there

they're

to

too

two

toad

toed

towed

vain

vane

vein

vial

vile

viol

wail

wale

whale

ware

wear

where

way

weigh

whey

weald

wheeled

wield

weather

wether

whether

we're

were

whir

whined

wind

wined

yore

you're

your



 

 

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