Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

30 Rocks’ Homonym Game Show

“It’s always the other one!”

English is such an annoying language when it comes to spelling.  The rules are so inconsistent and unfair (says this spelling-challenged person).  Ghoti for fish is the exemplar of how impossible it all is.  And then there are homonyms/homophones.  I actually think I’m more prone to them the more I see errors of this sort done by my students. And so I just adored this past week’s 30 Rock episode with a few quick takes of their fake game show Homonyms.  I think my favorite was their use of “au pair” with the winning phrase having something to do with a pear which, of course, the hapless contestant didn’t get. Here’s a taste:

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