Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not Aloud

Heads and the topic is LOUD. I have a little story about homophones -- those words that sound alike, but have very different meanings and spellings --which cause problems for non-native English speakers and native English speakers alike.

There is a Mexican food restaurant that we love to eat at whenever we are in Albuquerque. One evening as we drove up to the restaurant with its overflowing parking lot, we had to go around behind the building and we thought we spotted a place to park. However when we got the space there was a large sign written by hand stating *NO PARKING ALOUD*. We thought that if we just whispered it would be ok to park there. What do you think?

8 comments:

Tricia said...

I love it! Just be very, very quiet...

Ladykli said...

S-h-h-h-h-h!!!! Be vewy, vewy qwuiet! (Elmer Fudd type voice) LOL!

forgetfulone said...

What a fabulously funny post! I teach English, so that cracks me up! Thanks for stopping by my HoT.

Losing Myself said...

hehehehehe...silent parking.....giggle, giggle....

Skittles said...

Oh that's funny! The sign and your reaction to it. :)

Momisodes said...

LOL! That's too funny. What a great find. It made me do a double take.

Hootin' Anni said...

That's funny. Aloud...no parking aloud. Funny.

storyteller said...

Entertaining anecdote ;--)
Hugs and blessings,