04 June 2010

Usage you can use: /pɔr, poʊr/

Pour means to dump something out.

I tried to pour out the milk I found on the counter, but it fell out of the mug in a quivering chunk.

Pore means to study closely or scrutinize.

The new mother pored over her parenting books as if they contained useful information.

Get it right! Or I will judge you!

6 comments:

Liz said...

Pore is also where zits happen...

Anonymous said...

Then there's the C/W song, "poor me, poor me, pour me another glass of whiskey..."

related, I'd say, to "long-neck bottle, let go my hand"

lisa said...

Those books aren't _that_ bad. ;)

Untamed Shrew said...

not to be confused with poor, the long /u/ sound in "loop", as in, "Blessed are the poor in spirit..."

I need 4 more girls, and I'm going to name them Jan, Jane, Jean, and Joan. Maybe one will be born in June.

Pastor Hemmer said...

It took me until "whiskey" to figure out C/W was not "contemporary worship." Shame, though, as CW could use a bit more whiskey. I'm sure there's a clever title to give such a "small group." Discerning the spirits? Spirit and truth?

Rebekah said...

:D