Some of the most common words we all use daily sound so much alike that they are easily confused, and therefore, are misinterpreted by the listener(s), and therefore, get you into big trouble. (Any sentence with two "therefore"s must be taken very seriously.) Quirky regional dialects can account for some of these sentences, for as we all know, dear readers, folks from weird states, like say, Alabammy, or Maine, or New Joizey (my beloved, but speech-handicapped home state). For instance, one tête-à-tête that popped out of a conversation I had after church this morning went like this: Friend (originally from Boston), "Could you push the refreshments cot into the kitchen?” Taken slightly aback, my College-English-Major mind quickly weighed several smarty-pants answers, and I settled this one: "No, I slept on that cart last night, and it might not be appropriate." So you see, beloved readers, there are some basic things that we, as thinking mammals, must consider when we interact with others. And as highly-intelligent, socially-ept beings, we must yearn to do so with the utmost elan (final smarty-pants word).