Kevin Prather, on 19 June 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:
Pyramid deals in sounds. If you say "It's that great big thing in the street" when describing a "grate", you get the bird. Same here. That's not to say you couldn't describe Lt. Worf instead of describing a wharf.
If you are a receiver those clever tricks don't help because the word you're describing doesn't fit the category. "Fisherman's"...."Wharf" fits, "The guy on Star Trek" does not. I think this has been discussed here before, but those tricks are detrimental when taken in context of the overall category. Hairy/harry, ant/aunt, right/write, may sound the same, but they are not the same word.