On a simpler, but related, topic, I have chosen to use
"homophone" instead of "homonym" in commonplace situations when
dealing with English. Perhaps mistakenly, I regard "homonym",
considering linguistic roots, to be too pedantic and obscure, if
slightly more inclusive.

Richard Lederer, the popular verbivore (his term) is my

Of course, this then means that I need to define "homophone" as a
courtesy whenever I use it... (IIrc, "phonein" in
(transliterated) Greek means something like "to [make a] sound".
(Sorry; I didn't study Greek.)

Not a major matter...

My regards to all,

Nicholas Bodley |@| Waltham, Mass.
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