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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What Do You Call A Naked Grizzly?

OK Centennial High School students will participating in our 1st Annual (we hope) "National Pun Day Contest".

One part of the contest will be to try to figure out "Homophone Puns" from clues like the one above. The list is taken from Richard Lederer's book Get Thee to a Punnery published by Wyrick.

How many of these can you figure out? All of them are "homophone puns" or two words that sound the same but have different meanings and usually different spellings. The answer will be on the "Comments" page.

What do you call a(n):

1. female deer sleep

2. insect relative

3. rabbit fur

4. tiresome pig

5. line of fish eggs

6. appendage story

7. wildcat's chain parts

8. ostracized poet

9. spun globe

10. rogue's section of a church

BTW, you call a Naked Grizzly, a "Bare Bear," of course.

1 comment:

Lynn Green said...

The answers are as follows:

1. doe's doze
2. aunt ant
3. hare's hair
4. bore boar
5. roe row
6. tale's tail
7. lynx links
8. barred bard
9. whirled world
10. knave's knave