Quick Correction: An Altar to Homophones
Quick lesson: Grammar is full of fun and interesting things. One of those crazy, cool, interesting things is called a 'Homophone'. A homophone is not a phone that likes other phones, it describes a set of words that sound exactly alike yet mean different things.
- Pause | Paws
- Flea | Flee
- Rack | Wrack
- Wear | Where
Here's where it gets FUN!
In the pagan community, our delightful group of folks that loves to correct and re-correct and prove wrong and disprove the proving wrong and point fingers (basically we all like to be really, really RIGHT) I cannot HELP but knock my head against a wall every time I see the following:
The alter to my deity...
We prayed at the alter.
Or... Something like that. Folks, your friendly neighborhood Rioter is here to inform and enlighten. So, I'd like to inform you...
THE WORD IS ALTAR! AL-TAR. WITH AN -AR! NOT ALTER. ALTAR. YOU ALTER A DRESS. YOU PRAY AT AN ALTAR!
I hope we've all learned something today.
Love and Lyte,