Posted by: Jack Henry | March 16, 2018

Editor’s Corner: Segue vs. Segway

My recent trip to Mexico gave me a homonym couplet that I thought I’d share with you: segue and Segway.

From Merriam-Webster:

segue [KC – This is pronounced seg-way, not seg-you.]

imperative verb

1: perform the music that follows at once

2: perform the music that follows like that which has preceded


1: a transition from one musical number or sound effect to another

2: a transition from one activity, topic, scene, or part to another as or as if part of a natural progression

From Kara Church:


proper noun

A motorized vehicle with two wheels, purported to be “the miracle of the future” back at the turn of the 21st century. Everyone was supposed to have one, yet almost 20 years later, most people haven’t ever ridden one of these nerd mobiles.

The Segway can be a fun way to get around, although some of us are better at balancing and avoiding danger zones than others. After flying off Segways during two separate vacations and landing on my head, I can’t say I’m a big fan.

Regular Segway

Niece and nephew on “off-road” Segways

Kara Church

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