Grammar Tip of the Day

An astute reader caught the Hu-Dad in a funny word choice error yesterday and that leads us to our grammar tip of the day. Do not worry as this will not be too painful, but we were tripped up by a homonym yesterday.

Really - a grammar error

Really, Hu-Dad?

Homonyms are words that sound alike, but actually have two different meanings. For example, dough and doe. Hu-Dad might have referred to the dough-eyed look that Frankie had, which brought to mind this:

Pillsbury Doughboy

With apologies to Pillsbury.

As opposed to this:

doe eyes

Doe, a deer, with those doe-eyes.

We have reprimanded our editorial staff (basically, Hu-Dad) for this grievous error. He will be providing us with ear scratches and belly rubs to compensate for his error.

doe-eyed

Now THIS is a doe-eyed look.

5 Comments

  1. Sea Wolf on September 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    The pack here also noticed the word choice but abstained from making a comment as the correct word was used previously. As fond as we are of treats, we assumed that the choice of dough .. as in a dough eyed look .. implicated that maybe cookies were being prepared and the process of baking being monitored closely. As tasty as cookie dough is, they are much tastier and crunchier when cooked.

  2. Melon on September 29, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I always admire what a clever writer your editorial staff is! After all, even if he makes a mistake he can turn it into a clever and entertaining blog entry!

  3. Lori on September 29, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Well that shows how observant I am!!! Rolled right over the dough? Get compensating Hu-dad! Belly rubs, treats, kisses, hugs❤️❤️❤️

  4. KiwiHuskyMum on September 29, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Haha I noticed it too but didn’t want to point it out! Also it kinda fits a Siberian, who is always thinking about food 🙂

  5. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on September 29, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Mom sez: I, too, noticed the “dough” as opposed to “doe” last night, but thought maybe it was your senses being guided by “too much Siber”, and “food on the brain” syndrome. Oh well, paying the penalty of providing many ear/belly scratches probably won’t be TOO much of a hardship.

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