bowl, bowel


I’ve heard many people say that spelling doesn’t matter—after all you knew what I meant, right? But even if your readers know what you mean, they will still judge you based on your words. Some misspellings are more unfortunate than others; such is the case with today’s muddle. It’s always better to get it right than to make the wrong impression.



A paronomasia is a pun, but a pun isn’t always a paronomasia. Paronomasias depend on the use of similar words to create the humour. They can be homographic, homophonic, or homonymic. Homographs, homophones and homonyms have been covered in previous Wednesday Word posts. If you are not sure what they mean, please ask me.