There are many words in the English language which sound the same but are spelled differently and have altogether different meanings. It can be annoying to see them misused but I have to admit, these little tricks built into the language are fun to play with.
Climbing the peak in a fit of pique, Hilda decided to take a peek at the valley below.
Enclaves of desperate people are comprised of many disparate personalities.
Always retain counsel if you're summoned to appear before the council.
Though Lulu, the bride, was always discreet, one of her discrete and very wild alter egos had to be subdued before she showed up at the altar.
Discarding his decorative and mostly symbolic mantle of authority, Buford draped it across the mantel before lighting the fire.
Bob likes to fish with a real rod and reel.
Chasing bears might be fun, but always put your pants on first because chasing bears with a bare butt can be dangerous.
The editor made liberal use of her red pen as she read the manuscript, and she did read one segment that caused her to stick a pin in it and blow her reed whistle.
Bytes will sometimes turn around and bite you.
The scene can't be seen, but if you stand over here you can hear it.
The aisles are always crowded on the Isle of Bargains.
The bites of ticks and mites might cause tics.
Plague is borne on the flea-bitten backs of newly born rats.
Bill thought he would burn that wood, if only he had a match.
If it looks like you're about to become prey, pray.
See all the little round holes punched by the awl?
The old map drawn in lead pencil led Dick to lead on and try to plot the best route to root out the treasure.
The smell in the fowl coop was foul indeed.
Larry hoped that upon landing in Hawaii, a pretty girl would lay a lei around his neck.
Irving hoped to escape the heavy yoke of boredom by eating an egg yolk.
When writing on good stationery, it's important to remain stationary while writing to avoid smears.
While attending a marriage seminar on communication, David and his wife listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He addressed the man, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"
David leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?"