homonym/homophone? list

By SNGX1275 · 13 replies
Feb 10, 2004
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  1. Ok, don't know if anyone is going to have any fun with this thread, but occationally we start thinking about it in the IRC channel and it provides a bit of entertainment for a while.
    I started making a list with a few of my friends 2 summers ago. Each afternoon a few of us would get together and bs and such and toss the frisbee or kick a soccerball around and then later on sit down outside and drink beer all night - one night we got an idea to start up a list of homonyms/phones (not sure what the absolute correct term is). We had a huge list, but then lost it.
    Basically now I want to see if we can come up with a list of them here on TS just for fun. Here are the rules:
    1. No proper nouns.
    2. No plurals
    3. No English vs Canadian vs American spellings. Actually I want to stick to American spellings only so no extra "u"s like in favourite - just plain favorite will suffice.
    4. Try to stay out of specific scientific fields. For example gneiss/nice is one in the geology field. And as much as we'd all like here I'd like to avoid byte/bite. But cache/cash would work since it has a meaning outside of the computing world.

    Also: Please do not visit websites that have a list and link them here or post a bunch of their words here, that just destroys any fun that can be had by playing this game.

    Here's somethign to get you started....
    ail ale
    ate eight
    aunt ant
    bare bear
    bee be
    bite byte
    blew blue
    boar bore
    buy by bye
    cache cash
    caught cot
    chord cord
    colonel kernel
    dew do
    dye die
    eight ate
    ewe you
    eye I
    fair fare
    faun fawn
    flee flea
    flower flour
    flue flew
    for four
    grate great
    guerrila gorilla
    heard herd
    heir air
    here hear
    in inn
    knead need
    knew new
    knight night
    led lead
    lite light
    maid made
    mail male
    mite might
    or ore oar
    our are
    paige page
    pail pale
    penne penny
    plane plain
    pour poor
    read red
    rode road
    role roll
    sail sale
    sea see
    serial cereal
    soul sole
    steak stake
    steal steel
    sun son
    tale tail
    tea tee
    there their they're
    through threw
    tin ten
    too to two
    wail whale
    waive wave
    weather whether
    weight wait
    where wear
    whet wet
    whole hole
    witch which
    won one
    would wood
    wring ring
    write right
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Qi key :D
  3. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    Saw Sore
  4. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    caught cot I dont think i agree with that one (Being English)
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,742   +421

    Greeno - Saw Sore?
    We pronounce them Sah, Soor (at least I do)
  6. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    Not if your British :)

    Its like Cot / Caught..

    Saw = Sooorrrr over here

  7. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    seen scene
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    pissed pest
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    ad add
  10. Spliffmeister

    Spliffmeister TechSpot Paladin Posts: 508

    been bean?
  11. {{clewless}}

    {{clewless}} TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Aw Awe
    Bade bayed
    Beaut butte
    But butt
    I'll aisle isle
    Wheel we'll
    Yore your you're

    How about some slang? Fat phat?? Or maybe that should be a separate thread:>}

    Gadzooks!!! I've been EDITED.

    When you're noticed by the Moderators, you can no longer lurk.
  12. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    hom·o·phone ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm-fn, hm-)
    One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.

    hom·o·nym ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm-nm, hm-)
    One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).

    at @ :confused:
  13. {{clewless}}

    {{clewless}} TS Rookie Posts: 26

    I guess we want the former. Homophone.
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yeh I wasn't sure what it was called and I remember seeing one defination for each that didn't seem to make it clear. That one does. Yeh lets stick with homophones.

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