Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Under the whether -- update and Homonym Writing Tip

Been a bit under the weather for the past few days, but am back to work on the payroll today. The checks will go out as soon as I finish getting them written.

And for those who collect homonyms, it's under the Weather, not Whether. Homonyms are those dreadful words that sound just alike but are spelled differently -- the ones that spellcheck never finds, since both of them are dictionary words.

Weather: noun, the condition outside your window: sunny and warm; cold and snowy; etc. or in the phrase, "under the weather" a euphemism for ill.

Whether: pronoun, if, or whichever...

So, though feeling ill and wondering whether we will survive, we are still "under the weather," tossed in the storm, and suffering from a cold blow, but definitely on the mend.

Homonyms can sure trip you up sometimes.

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