Pronouncing Prague correctly is an important matter

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A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.

Over the weekend, I learnt another homophone from my dear son C. Hilarious lesson to be learnt.

Hubby and I are thinking of going for a couple getaway to Prague without C. During dinner time with the family, we told everyone of our intention to go Prague. C suddenly stood up with his big eyes and looked at us:

Mummy, what?

Daddy and mummy are thinking of going to Prague, so you’ll stay with Ye Ye and Na Na (Grand dad and grand mum) for a few days k.

Say what?

Aiyo C, we are going to Prague.

Mummy, don’t say the word F**k. It’s a bad word. You understand?

Me looking shocked at what C just said and wondered if I have heard wrongly.

C what did you say?

Don’t say f**k. It’s a bad word. Remember?

Everyone at the table went quiet. On one hand, I was happy he remembered that I said he should not say the f-word, on the other hand, I did not say the f-word. 

Soon after, we all laughed out loud which got C irritated.

Stop it! Stop it! aaarrrggghhhhh…..

Sorry C. Mummy said Prague, it’s in Europe, not the f-word. Thank you for reminding us about the bad word.

You must remember. Remember, focus! (still sounding agitated)

He really sounds like me sometimes when he lectures us. Hahaha…

So my dear readers, have you learnt a new homophone today?

 

Love,

A, B & C 🙂

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