Sexy Birthday Homonyms: sleigh & slay

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Welcome to the second full week of celebration for the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday! All month, I’ve been posting a set of easily confused homonyms each weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:

To slay is a verb meaning to kill violently. Informally, it can also mean to impress or overwhelm, as in:

Still coming, I lay back and sighed, “You slay me, baby.”

A sleigh (noun) is a vehicle used on snow or ice, as in:

We cuddled naked under furs in the back of the sleigh as it sped through the snowy dark night.

What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.

Come back tomorrow to learn the difference between troop & troupe. Subscribe to make sure you never miss another Sexy Grammar lesson. Write to me for private lessons via Skype or in person.

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