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sew (SOH) (verb)
To make, repair, or to fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine: "Her mother is planning to sew another dress and to sew on some new buttons, too."
so (SOH) (adverb)
1. To a degree that is suggested or stated: "She had never felt so happy."

"Her mother told her that she shouldn't eat so fast."

2. In the same way: "He was always a hard worker and so was his mother."
sow (SOW) (verb)
1. To scatter (seed) over the ground for growing: "Every year in the spring, we sow corn."
2. To cause fear, doubt, etc. that can affect a large number of people: "Threats of war can sow fear in the region."
sow (SOU) (noun)
An adult female hog or even adult females of several other animals; such as, the bear: "The sow just gave birth to eight piglets who are now busy nursing."

So, a crow can scatter wheat seeds, but can a sow sow corn or can she even sew a dress? See how easy it is to confuse these words?

Remarked the tailor feeling low, "Business is bad, or just sew, sew."

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(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")
(Modern Latin: some say it comes from Greek proto, "first"; plus actinium, "ray"; so, “first actinium”; radioactive metal)
(GPS needed more accuracy; so, now we have WAAS)
(Latin: ring, an iron ring for the feet; circle; (so called because of its form); usually the posterior opening of the alimentary canal through which undigested food is voided; the anus)
(Greek balaustion > Latin balaustium: supporting post of a railing on a balcony, staircase, etc. Borrowed from Italian balaustro, from balaustra; so called because of the resemblance of a baluster to the double-curving calyx tube of the "wild pomegranate flower".)
(Part 2 of 4: "The Ballad of Salvation Bill" by Robert Service was based on experiences he had with a compulsive smoker who just had to smoke because smoking was so important in his life)
(Part 4 of 4: smoking in public and the efforts to ban, or to restrict, second-hand smoke that threatens the lives of waiters, waitresses, and innocent customers so they don't have to suffer from the discomfort and health perils presented by smokers)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; named in honor of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeléyev, a Russian chemist who contributed so much to the development of the periodic table; radioactive metal)
(Latin: key; to enclose, to comprise, to involve; to fit together, or to work together; pertaining to the collarbone [so named because of its keylike shape])
(Greek: crowlike; used in the specialized sense of "pertaining to, or connected to the coracoid, the bony process that forms part of the scapular arch [and is so named because its shape resembles that of a crow's beak"])
(Latin: roof tile, overlapping like tiles or a pattern that looks like this; to lay so as to overlap)
(Latin: the fasting [intestine], the portion of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum [so named because early anatomists typically found this organ to be empty in dissection]; original meaning, "hungry, not partaking of food")
(Greek: used as a suffix; divination, prophecy, fortune telling; to interpret signs so “practical” decisions can be made [related to -mania])
(Wilfred Owen challenges our thinking about whether it is really so sweet and fitting to die for one's country)
(some things are not as obvious as we may think they are even with people who seem to be so well off, according to Edwin Arlington Robinson and Franklin P. Adams)
(Egyptian schools for scribes prepared students so they could have the economic advantages of those who worked in this profession)
(Greek: one who stands before, in front of; refers primarily to the prostate gland [so named because it "stands before" the mouth of the bladder])
(our planet, whose interior is very hot but whose exterior is not so hot; a minor planet with major problems; and a jigsaw puzzle with a peace missing)
(a field in which scientists try to prolong the lives of people so they will have time to pay for the gadgets that are invented for them)
(Latin: so much)
(Greek > Latin: inner room, bedchamber; so called by Galen because chambers at the base of the brain were thought to supply animal spirits to the optic nerves; thalamus, the middle part of the diencephalon (the area in the center of the brain just above the brain stem that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus) which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex of the brain)
(once considered in poor taste; the joke was not nearly as vulgar as those that are currently expressed on many U.S. TV shows)
(Latin: of, relating to, or resembling; compound of the suffixes -ule, "little, small" and -ar, "pertaining to, of the nature of, like"; and so, -ular is a combining form meaning: referring to something "specified": appendicular, molecular, pedicular; as well as, a combining form meaning "resembling" something specified: circular, globular, tubular)
(Pets can give people so many things: love, attention, entertainment, company; as well as, infection)
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I used to be indecisive; but now, I'm not so sure.
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(Latin: to give "life to" and so, showing movements)
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Real Headlines that Tend to Confuse and so Amuse

These are REAL Headlines with double meanings that have appeared in newspapers from around the world. The list was contributed to this newsletter by a friend; otherwise, the source is unknown.

  • March Planned For Next August
  • Blind Bishop Appointed To See
  • Lingerie Shipment Hijacked - Thief Gives Police The Slip
  • L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide
  • Patient At Death's Door - Doctors Pull Him Through
  • Diaper Market Bottoms Out
  • Stadium Air Conditioning Fails - Fans Protest
  • Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped
  • Antique Stripper to Display Wares at Store
  • Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
  • Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
  • Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin
  • Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
  • Never Withhold Herpes Infection From Loved One
  • Autos Killing 110 a Day; Let's Resolve to Do Better
  • If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last A While
  • Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
  • Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years
  • Flaming Toilet Seat Causes Evacuation at High School
  • Defendants Speech Ends in Long Sentence
  • Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
  • Stiff Opposition Expected to Casketless Funeral Plan
  • Collegians are Turning to Vegetables
  • Quarter of a Million Chinese Live on Water
  • Farmer Bill Dies in House
  • Eye Drops off Shelf
  • Reagan Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead
  • Miners Refuse to Work after Death
  • Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
  • Two Sisters Reunited after 18 Years in Checkout Counter
  • Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
  • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
  • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
  • Deaf College Opens Doors to Hearing
  • Prosecutor Releases Probe into Undersheriff
  • Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni
  • Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training

And even in Germany-

From the Mendener Zeitung: "748 Männer arbeiten im Rathaus, 312 davon sind Frauen." (748 men work in the city hall of which 312 are women).

From the March 20, 2000, issue of DER SPIEGEL, page 270.


That reminds me of a statement made by George W. Bush a few weeks ago when he was speaking about children and parental responsibilities; especially, of fathers. I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) and Bush was saying, "Every father is responsible for his or her children."

Was this an extraordinary effort on his part to be PC (politically correct)?

This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #10 (page 1)