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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O Is For Oatmeal


Have you ever noticed that some nouns also described that object's color?
Oatmeal is like that.  Oatmeal is a food and a color.
I have an oatmeal colored sweater!
Orange is like that.  So is peach, wine, and sapphire.
They are a type of homonym...words that are spelled
and pronounced the same but have different meanings.
Can you think of any?
How about olive?

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41 comments:

  1. I like oatmeal - both the color and the food. I also love chocolate. The color is good, the candy is better!

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  2. I love love love oatmeal. sandie

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  3. mmm, yum. Oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon. Maybe I'll have some for breakfast!

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    1. Sometimes I add a few dried blueberries. :)

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  4. I never thought of it like that but you're right, oatmeal is a color,

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    1. yes it is! So is ruby, emerald, lemon.... haha.

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  5. Don had oatmeal this morning, and I was wearing my oatmeal linen skirt today!! How about that!

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    1. it's a serendipity kind of thing! haha...love that!

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  6. I had my overnite oats this morning..like every morning...with yogurt and fresh strawberries..
    The colour oatmeal is very versatile...
    Applies to many different shades...
    I like that...
    and I also like that you mentioned this..


    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. there are a few bloggers that make overnite oatmeal!

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    2. Like opal... or green...what's up with that? haha!
      I shouldn't be so judgemental...
      But...sometimes I am!

      Enjoy the sunshine...we are off to the cottage!!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. haha...unfortunately, they flunked the quiz. But we'll love them anyway. lol....

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  7. Hi Betsy .. Opal ... love the thought though .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I don't think opal is one, hilary. I've never heard someone described something as "opal in color".

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  8. Green!! I think! LOL!! Take care
    x

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    1. No, I don't think green is one! Green isn't a noun, like olive or ruby.

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  9. i love how blogs can convey the voice of the writer.
    you are sweet, soothing and observant. gorgeous pictures and simple, poignant posts!
    no wonder you hav so many followers!

    ps, i see you mentioning ohio, i live in mason =)

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    1. Hi Tara! Thanks for visiting! And it's good to see another Ohio blogger! :)

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  10. Oatmeal is such a great way to begin the day.

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    1. It's very good for you...but I never eat it! ha. Just wear it, I guess. lol....

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  11. I love oatmeal and you have reason I love the color I would like have a sweater of this color; just beautiful! xo

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    1. I love my oatmeal colored sweater! My boys each had teddy bears that were that color and the little tag on them said "Oatmeal" for their names when they were new! Very cute. I wonder where those bears are....

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  12. Never really took notice before
    Of them at my shore
    But yeah orange and peach I knew
    Ruby too
    And with oatmeal in view
    Here at your zoo
    Can I go back to E and say ewww? lol

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    1. you may say eww
      just like I did on your post, too!
      hahaha.

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  13. That's so weird Betsy, I never thought of how oatmeal would count as one of those things that a colour and a noun, so interesting.

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    1. happy to teach you something new, Matt! :)

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  14. My crayon box once had a color called Macaroni and Cheese.
    Oh, and how about teal?

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    1. no, teal is only a color (except for your name, of course. haha.) Do you know the origin of that? Would be interesting...is it French?

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    2. The name is a derivative of Diehl, but it is not only a color. Check out blue-winged or cinnamon teals and see what you find.

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    3. Diehl is German, Meant to say that too.

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    4. oh, that is so cool...ok, yes, it is certainly a homonym!
      I know someone with the last name, Diehl!

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  15. Yummy oatmeal! How about turquoise or eggplant?

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    1. yes...both of those are excellent! I didn't think of either!

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  16. Yes but which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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