The English language has a rather disturbing tendency to use the same set of phonemes (sounds that make language) to create entirely different words. Things like palette and palate for instance. These are known as homophones and the following examples come from a website created by Bruce Worden called ‘homophonesweakly’. There he posts simple artistic representations of the differences between two commonly mistaken words and helps us to understand them and, in turn, become better writers.

1. One Letter Makes All The Difference


While it might make sense for a pack of dogs to panic and run in the presence of a flee, it takes quite a bit more than a flea to put people in motion. That’s why Bruce used a representation of Godzilla spraying radioactive fire to drive his point home.

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