Homophone corner

I was delighted to hear Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yesterday saying that he had gone to the Treasury ‘to sort out Alistair Darling’.

After a few minutes I realised with regret that actually Paxo had gone there ‘and sought out’ the Chancellor. The tone of the interview, however,  suggested that my original idea made just as much sense.

Nerd note: according to my Collins dictionary, a homophone is one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both.


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