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Homonym Hump Day - Bear or Bare?

Let's jump right in with a homonym I never gave much thought to until it popped up in my rewrite of Third Times the Charm (for those with a wondering bent - I'm *this* close to having this sucker finished).

As Nick and John struggle to save John's contractors from the collapsed building site, I must ask my readers to bear with me as I struggle with the revised ending - or do they need to bare with me?

See what I mean? Bare can't be right, that's more like a let's-get-naked spelling. But bear? Why does that spelling make me twitch? (Really, I'm twitching just looking at it. Aren't you?) Right there is the true joy of homonyms - the realization that I don't know as much as I *think* I know. Riding to my rescue are the lovely folks at Daily Writing Tips with the definitive answer to the age old question ... Bare or Bear?

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brigantine
Dec. 3rd, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
I suppose you could have a bare bear barely bear with you.

Ouch. O_o
chrissymunder
Dec. 3rd, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Heh. Hurt yourself with that one, did ya? *pokes* Good to see you out waggling your broadsword.
elin_gregory
Dec. 6th, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
I see that confusion a lot. When I beta I just substitute 'naked' for bare and that usually sorts it out PDQ.
chrissymunder
Dec. 7th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Naked does seem to get the point across in that instance. :)
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