A Dramatic Pea
Here are some good reasons to watch your spelling (and have fun).  If you leave a letter, just one letter, out of a word and the result is still a real word, your sentence takes on a new and often funny meaning! You could finish up with a howler such as . . .


backing horses

Since he retired, Uncle Fred spends much of his time baking horses.

cloudy sky

She gazed up into the sky, which was full of menacing clods.

bonny baby

What a beautiful bony baby you have, Mrs Cringe!

smile from ear to ear

The cheerful boy had a mile from ear to ear.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

He galloped swiftly on his horse towards the Sydney Harbour Bride.

a bend in the road

Penelope had to reduce speed when her car approached a bed in the road.

stick to one’s plan

Herbert always made up his mind before cooking his dinner, and stuck to his pan.

dramatic peak

Ms Grossworthy, a famous author, ensured that each of her novels reached a dramatic pea.

suffering from mumps

In the olden days, many children suffered from bad attacks of mums.

garden pests

Mr Halifax regularly sprayed the destructive pets in his garden.

dining plate

During dinner, Herbert smothered his pate with spaghetti.

road sweeper

We were awakened early in the morning by the sound of the Council road weeper.



OK, you get the idea. Now...

...What went wrong with these?

Mr and Mrs Plummage offered boar and lodging to young students.

Be careful how you apply the pain to your canvas, please.

The legal situation is controlled by Government statues.

Madame Gloria Warbly used to sin magnificently on the stage of the opera theatre.

He was something big in the city. I think he was a sock-broker.

With a graceful leap from the high board, he dived into the poo.

I’m sorry, but I can’t can't use my computer today. My muse is broken.



Now produce some of your own howlers!

BUT REMEMBER...

When you’re writing seriously, CHECK YOUR SPELLING.

Notice that the above sentence did NOT say
“When your writing seriously...”
That is one of the most common howlers.

Your is NOT the same as you're.

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