Hoarse vs. Horse

by Heather

Lexical Vexations

hoarse adj. rough sounding.

horse n. a hoofed, herbivorous quadruped mammal.

Words in the Wild: No, I said I was hoarse after last weekend’s party, not a horse.

Reminder: Unless you’re a horse whisperer you should not be speaking in a horse whisper. Just sayin’.

The contributor of the photo of the Icelandic horse is Andy Carvin. The photo is copyrighted but also licenced for further reuse.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather March 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Perhaps you’d like to write a guest post here entirely in horse? I’d read that (or at least try).

Stephanie February 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm

How dare you imply that I am not a horse whisperer? Harrumph! (That means “The nerve!” in horse.)

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