# Autumning in love

Yes, I'm afraid it's true - I'm autumning in love.

I've never felt this before - it's so true, so pitch.

Now I'm trying to keep my head not odd on my shoulders,

But it's so alter hard when I see your smile.

You make it so partially cooked to be comfortable.

Everything seems so perfect; so perpendicular.

Thank you.

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• But now i'm only autumning apart. There's nothing I can execute. A total eclipse of the center. – ThePuzzlingPlatypus Apr 14 '19 at 21:09
• Turn around, briiiiiight eyeeeees.... – El-Guest Apr 15 '19 at 14:46

As Soltius has observed,

the idea is to replace words with other equivalents.

And as Brandon_J has indicated in comments,

we are supposed to feel free to use things that merely sound right.

Specifically, here are the words we need:

Yes, I'm afraid it's true - I'm autumning in love.      autumning         falling
I've never felt this before - it's so true, so pitch.   pitch             reel/real*
Now I'm trying to keep my head not odd on my shoulders, not odd           even
But it's so alter hard when I see your smile.           alter             vary/very*
You make it so partially cooked to be comfortable.      partially cooked  easy
Everything seems so perfect; so perpendicular.          perpendicular     right
I have marked the homophones with asterisks. The second word is Soltius's suggestion (he also thought up #5 which I hadn't thought of, and #7 for which I had a different, and worse, idea; go give him an upvote). So the final answer we want is FOR EVER. Awwwwwww.

• Definitely on the right track! A checkmark will soon be in order. – Brandon_J Apr 14 '19 at 20:18
• well done ! Was looking for first letters of words also, but wasn't getting there. Couldn't have found the missing words, no regrets – Soltius Apr 14 '19 at 20:18
• Not unless I manage to think of that second word... – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '19 at 20:18
• could it be "order" ? would go well with the end of the sentence, and when you've chosen something in a menu, you "order" it ! – Soltius Apr 14 '19 at 20:20
• Oh! Might be right. I confess I'd been trying to think of words with the exact opposite meaning :-). – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '19 at 20:22

Partial. With the following method

For each line, replacing one weird word/word group by one that would be a better semantical (and sometimes, gramatical) fit

We get the following words :

(1) falling, (2) item, (3) sound ?, (4) even, (5) vary(very) ?, (6) rare?, (7) right.

Not sure what to make of it for now.

• Pretty sure that of those #1 is right, #2 is wrong, #4 is right, #6 is wrong. (#3 is plausible; I hope #5 is wrong but suspect it might be right; I had a different guess for #7 but yours is probably better.) – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '19 at 19:46
• Hmm, actually I suspect #3 is wrong, because reasons. – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '19 at 19:48
• ... and I respect those reasons. Non-native speaker here btw. – Soltius Apr 14 '19 at 19:49
• The reasons don't have anything to do with how well your proposed word fits the space. I'm thinking about how the final answer might work. – Gareth McCaughan Apr 14 '19 at 19:49
• @GarethMcCaughan why do you hope 5 is wrong? Because of the different spellings? – Brandon_J Apr 14 '19 at 19:50