Monday, October 31, 2011

Homonyms Happen: Flour and Flower

Today's homonym is more for the ESL readers, since the difference between flour and flower is hammered into native speakers' brains from the time we're old enough to read. Yet, it's a good reminder for all—and an opportunity to post a pretty picture! :)

flour: a product made from finely ground wheat; or, a similar substance made from other finely ground items, such as almonds, coconut, and barley

flower: the part of a plant that normally bears the reproductive organs; generally, has brightly colored petals

I've got no tips to remember the difference on this, unfortunately. It's one of those things you'll actually have to remember.

Flowers in the Grand Canyon!

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