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When It’s Chilly Outside…

I’m not sure if it means I should have been an English major, or a logician, but I love the Venn diagram on Wikepedia that illustrates the differences between homographs, homonyms, homophones, heteronyms, and heterographs.  I was sidetracked here for at least 10 minutes contemplating all the relationships between the words chilly and chili.

Chili: just say the word and you start to feel warmer.  Chili isn’t quite soup, nor quite stew and can be based on anything from beef to vegetables. The only constant (for me anyway,  a real chili aficionado surely has much more stringent criteria), is some kind of beans, tomatoes, and lots of cumin, coriander and chili powder. I am the type of person who grates cheese over every serving.

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