Homophones

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  1. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Why due people have such a hard time with homophones.
     
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  3. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    because im homophonic.

    peace.
     
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  5. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Ewe should learn too bee more tolerant.
    Their hear. There queer. Get you stew it.
     
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  7. Grantywanty Registered Senior Member

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    Type Os or homophiliac?
     
  8. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    There's a lot of of Type O's in the previous posts.
     
  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I men a bee positive, myself.
     
  10. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I don't have a problems with homophones...I think everyone should have a phone styled for them..just because they're pink with rainbows..shouldn't mean they should be discriminated against.

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  11. sniffy Banned Banned

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    I would reply to this thread but one raven's avatar stares at me.
     
  12. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Close your eyes while typing.
     
  13. sniffy Banned Banned

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    wju dun u jaers fek kkloasr
     
  14. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Twice a week, except during the months of July and October.
    But leave them alone and things will improve.
     
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    Moderators!!!!!
     
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  17. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    :roflmao:
     
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    This was an interesting topic but it's not going anywhere. Does anyone have anything pertinent to say?

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  19. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Yes.
    Fun with language is not only simply enjoyable, but it helps people learn.

    It doesn't have to be dry and stoic to be valuable and valid.


    We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
    One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
    You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
    If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn’t the plural of pan be pen?
    If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
    If one is a tooth and a while set are teeth, why shouldn’t the plural of booth be beeth?
    Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats not cose.
    We speak of a brother and also of brethen, but though we say mother, we never say methren.
    Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

    Some reasons to be grateful if you grew up speaking English
    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2) The farm was used to produce produce.
    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
    5) He could lead if he could get the lead out.
    6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    8) At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10) I did not object to that object.
    11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    13) They were too close to the door to close it.
    14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into the sewer line.
    16) To help with the planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    18) After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
    19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
    20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
    22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

    Screwy pronunciations can mess up your mind!
    For example, If you have a rough cough, climbing can be tough when going through the bough on a tree.
    Let’s face it - English is a crazy language.
    There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or french fries in France.
    Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea not is it a pig.
    And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
    Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
    If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
    If teachers taught, why don’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
    Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recital at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which and alarm goes off by going on.
     

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