Homophones for aur, oar, or, ore

aur / oar / or / ore [ɔ:r]

aur – n. – astronomy, a star in the constellation Auriga and the abbreviation for this constellation

oar – n. – a pole with a flattened end used for moving and steering a boat

or – conj.- introducing a second alternative (several uses)

ore – n. ― a naturally occurring solid containing valuable minerals


From stars to rocks (not rock stars) – Choose the right word...

These four tiny words represent a vast range from the constellation Auriga to the deep harvesting of the earth. One needs to be careful not to confuse them.

They embrace legends, astronomy, grammar and the wealth of the earth..and of course, transportation.



SU Aur is much younger and more massive than the Sun and is known to have a giant circumstellar protoplanetary disk.

~SPHERE spots Giant Planet-Forming Disk around Young Star (2021) – Enrico de Lazaro


There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love—every man works his oar voluntarily!

~The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales(1952) - Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus


When your heart roams or gets distracted lead it back very gently, softly putting it close to its Master...

~Personal letter to Madame Louise de Ballon at Abbaye Sainte Catharine (1617) - St. Francis de Sales - Selected Letters


Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

~What is Man? and other Essays (1906) - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)