Puzzle game

New puzzle game features special word class to challenge dedicated word nerds

Dallas, Texas, November 9, 2021 – (PR.com) – Are you stuck playing the same old puns day in and day out? If so, you’ll be delighted to hear about the release of an original new playbook titled “Write Right: 500 Homophone Puzzles for Word Aficionados” by Patricia Coil.

Word games in America have long been a favorite pastime for newspaper readers, the elderly who want to exercise their brains, self-proclaimed English experts of all ages, and travelers with spare time. This new game belongs to the same team as the most popular offers: scramble words, word searches and crosswords. However, “Write Right” is a horse of a different color. What do you call a Kentucky Derby winner with laryngitis? Answer: a hoarse horse. The answer is two homophones.

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same way but with different meanings, origins or spelling. People play word games because they appreciate the complexity and variety of the English language. Deciphering the clues of the five hundred puzzles in this book and solving the puzzles with homophones presents an enjoyable opportunity for word lovers to test their vocabulary prowess in a whole new way. When looking for homophones in “Write Right”, players will always find “they are there”.

“Do not confuse homophones and homonyms,” warns author Coil. “Homonyms are words with the same spelling and pronunciation but with different meanings or origins. For example, the namesake “bear” can mean “a large, heavy omnivorous mammal” or “endure”. In contrast, “naked bear” paired homophones describe a large, heavy omnivorous mammal that has lost most of its fur. English language students need to learn both homophones and homonyms, but in my opinion, homophones are more interesting and entertaining.

Patricia Coil has loved speaking, reading, writing and studying languages ​​all her life. Her native language is American English, but she also had the chance to study French, German, Spanish, Russian and Korean as part of her formal education which continued until postgraduate level. She developed her original homophone playing for two decades as a hobby while also building her language muscles by writing sales prose first in the defense industry and later for her own winery in New Mexico. When she retired and moved to Dallas, she turned her hobby into this book that she now shares with other word lovers.