The first homophones of the year are cue and queue. The order of the vowels in queue is also a source of confusion for some writers.
- a signal for action
- a signal for an actor to enter or begin
- a hint or signal about how to behave
- a reminder
- a long, straight, tapering wooden rod used to strike the ball in games such as billiards and snooker; to hit a ball with a cue
- to act as a prompt or reminder
- to set audio or visual equipment in readiness to play
- on cue – at the right moment
- a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn; to form or remain in a line while waiting
- (in computing) a list of data items, commands, etc., stored so they are retrievable in a particular order; to arrange such items in a queue
- a plait of hair or braid worn at the back
- to be keen to do or have something (e.g. they were queuing up to hire him)
Cue jokes about British people in a queue.