A pet peeve

Fox rhymes with: box, socks, stocks, smallpox, and even Goldilocks.

Faux rhymes with: bow, flambeau, crow, Soho, bravo and overthrow.

With faux, fox does not rhyme.

I don’t mind the implications, intent, or sentiment of cleverly mixing and matching Fox and Faux, as is the case in some places with the spicy phrase “Faux News.” What I do mind, however, is the fact that they are not homophones. And. Cannot. Appropriately. Be. Mixed. And. Matched. In. The. Sense. That. Is. Intended.

Is this a ridiculous complaint? Yes.
Am I a worse person for having made it? Probably.
Do I feel better now? Definitely.

Thank you.