If you’ve ever accidentally written “aisle” instead of “isle,” then please direct your attention right over here, because this important lesson is just for you.
A homophone is defined as “each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling” — i.e., words such as new/knew, bare/bear, when/win, etc. And, while these words might occasionally confuse our brains and our spelling skills, there’s an illustrator who’s working to help us all differentiate these frustratingly similar words.
Homophones, Weakly, a blog masterminded by Bruce Worden, endeavors to illustrate similar homophones using funny and informative visuals. That way, those of us with a visual memory never have confused “exercise” and “exorcise” ever again! (Thank goodness, because that’s certainly led to some awkward invitations in the past.)
Here are some of Bruce’s handy vocab illustrations to keep you up-to-date on your homophones: