Monday, March 3, 2008

Another illiterate homonym


In my February 14th entry
I noted some homonyms posted by illiterate AOL users. One used "BAND" when he meant "banned" and another used "bread" when he meant "bred."

If that wasn't bad enough, I've begun to notice the misuse of homonyms in news stories, written by people who would have had to take an English class or two to qualify for their jobs.

Today this headline showed up on the KSBW website:
"New State Plan To Council Ailing Homeowners."

Sigh.

Council: a group of people elected to govern a local district; an appointed or elected body of people with an administrative, advisory, or representative function.

Counsel: advice sought from or given by somebody, especially somebody who is wise or knowledgeable




2 comments:

sauermanrichard said...

I WOULD GUESS IT'S A MISPRINT JUST AS SOME HAVE A SLIP OF THE TONGUE!WHAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS THE MESSAGE! THANKS FOR THE ENGLISH LESSON!

mikel8rg8r said...

"Misprint"?  Someone clearly chose the wrong word.  Another "message" this sends is that whomever composed the headline must have slept through a class or two.

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