Extra!! Extra!! Breaking Word News!!This just in from the Rather Be Writing blog! Dr. Word Wielder has a special word lesson for you over on Rather Be Writing today! Dr. Word Wielder is the most articulate word teacher on the net. Here are Dr. Word Wielder's Quick Quiz Questions: "The quandary can be quelled by calculating the qualifying answers and inserting them into a post in your que of blog entries. Then the readers shall reappear here to respond with a link to the web address wherein you have posted your response to these questions. Return again and read the Exam Explanations and Answers which I shall record on this page in a day or so. 1. Hectic or Helpful Homonyms. The Egyptians were ruled by a (farrow or pharaoh) who sat on a (thrown, throne) chair. Pick the correct homonym for the sentence to make sense. 2. Ideal or Idiotic Idioms. The musician who won the national finals at the Gospel Music Association (A. forgot himself OR B. went off the deep end) when he heard his name announced over the public address system. Choose the correct idiom. 3. Wise or Wacky Words. Automaton. Is it: A. Automatic matching OR B. a robot or mechanical person? Select the proper definition. 4. Comical or Cute Coinage. Editoreyesis. When one's eyes insist on noticing grammatical errors almost everywhere his or her eyes look, making general reading more like an editing experience. People with this condition tend to be hardest on themselves." You may post your answers here or go to Dr. Word Wielder's post and answer them there. He will be posting the answers in a day or two so do check back with him to see how well you did! I'll answer in just a moment.
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Ok here are my answers:
1. The Egyptians were ruled by a pharaoh who sat on a throne chair. (aren’t you impressed Carla?!)
2. The musician who won the national finals at the Gospel Music Association forgot himself when he heard his name announced over the public address system.
3. Automaton: B. a robot or mechanical person. (I thought it was anything that was able to move on it’s own too)
4. Editoreyesis. When one’s eyes insist on noticing grammatical errors almost everywhere his or her eyes look, making general reading more like an editing experience. People with this condition tend to be hardest on themselves.” (I certainly don’t suffer from this! That’s why I have an editor!! Carla has an awful case of it though!