The "homonym phenomenon"

Subject: The "homonym phenomenon"
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:10:57 +0800

Ron Hearn said:
> A curiosity more than a peeve I have is the "homonym phenomenon"
> found in emails and IMs (but hopefully not our docs). That's when
> people use "your" for "you're", "there" for "their" etc.

I was about to add some more homonyms, but who wants to see "add homonym" messages on techwr-l?


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