Carrot, an edible tuber many grow in a garden and millions of us eat in different forms. Wait, I am not going to go all Bubba on you, as in Forrest Gump; maybe a little, many of us like our carrots raw, some only cooked. I am very partial to carrot cake with walnuts. Some drink their carrots. Okay, I will stop. I am not Rachel Ray.
Carat, precious jewels are weighed in carats.
“It is so hot in here, I better take my 2 carat diamond engagement ring off!” She said, disappointed that no one had noticed she was newly engaged.
Karat, the purity of gold is measured in karats, with the finest commonly found being 24k gold. It takes a lot of heating in a forge and skimming to remove the impurities in the molten gold. This process makes the gold very soft, explaining why generations ago people would bite gold to see if it was pure.
Caret, this is an editor’s signal that something needs to be inserted at this point. The Caret looks like a little mountain. We saw it on keyboards a long time ago, but not recently.
If you are new to Word Refiner, homonyms can play havoc with your writing; you might think one word sounds right, but insert the wrong homonym. Check out the other blogs about homonyms and the problem of Fresh Eyes. Follow us on twitter: @wordrefiner for more information about #HomonymsHurtYourWriting and #TyposHurtYourWriting.
Thanks for joining us for a minute or two, we hope we gave you a smile and they are free of all charges, shipping was paid at the factory.
If you like to read, take a look at our book reviews, another free service.