From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Melbourne, Victoria, AU - Facial Coverings
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:09:38 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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From: John Callen
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Melbourne, Victoria, AU - Facial Coverings
Date: October 14, 2020 at 10:49:56 AM GMT-4

Yaritza, Pete & ALL:

I can"t believe how the discussion has evolved since I brought up the subject topic two weeks ago.

Let"s all stop for a moment and put aside all your "written" swords and spears and have some fun!

In keeping with Yaritza bringing up the word "vocabulary," let"s go back to 3rd - 4th grade English grammar in elementary school when we learned about synonyms, antonyms, and the group: homonyms, homophones and homographs.

Our teachers told us, "When writing English, you should be careful of tricky homonyms. A homonym is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different spelling and different meaning,"

For example: flower and flour, or in the case of our discussion herd (large group of animals that are kept together) and heard (past tense of the verb, "to hear"), where herd is the word all should be using and "auto-spellcheck" does not help you!

Your "open book" assignment is to provide the homonym of each of the 20 words listed below. Good Luck!

• peace
• way
• scene
• through
• where
• week
• new
• here
• hole
• steal
• waist
• gene
• brake
• cell
• cent
• die
• for
• heal
• weather
• knight

Very often homophone and homonym maybe used interchangeably. Also, an example of a homograph where two or more words are spelled alike but different in meaning, derivation or pronunciation, such as lead the noun versus lead the verb or quail the noun versus quail the verb.

Be Safe and Stay Well!

All My Best,

John B. Callen, Ph.D.
3M Personal Safety Division - Retired
ACS/DCHAS Founding Member
)312) 632-0195

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