Posted by: episystechpubs | April 10, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Riding a randem in tandem

Happy Friday!

It’s time for more wordplay and interesting tidbits from Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, & Other Delightful & Outrageous Wordplay, by Rod L. Evans, Ph.D. Today’s topic is homophones (words that are pronounced the same but that differ in meaning). These aren’t your garden variety homophones like their, there, and they’re. These are more obscure and will hopefully provide you with some new Scrabble possibilities!

Here is a selection from Chapter 37:

answer anser (genus of birds containing geese)
cops copse (thicket or growth of small trees)
cross crosse (stick used in game of lacrosse)
duke dook (an incline at a mine for hauling)
file phial (small container of liquids, especially in medicine)
furs furze (spiny evergreen shrub common throughout Europe)
glare glair (a liquid made from egg white)
groin groyne (barrier against the tide to prevent beach erosion)
impressed imprest (a loan or advance of money)
lewd leud (feudal tenant in the ancient Frankish kingdoms)
moolah mullah (learned teacher of the laws and dogmas of Islam)
police pelisse (furred long cloak with arm openings)
random randem (three horses harnessed, one behind the other, to a vehicle)
send scend (to heave upward under the influence of a natural force, as a ship on a wave)

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