Homographs — words are sure odd


Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning.
A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

You think English is easy??
I think a retired English teacher was bored…THIS IS  GREAT!

Read all the way to the end……………..

This took a lot of work to put together!

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 would 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)  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 the 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 a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Please note: This is not an original piece by me.   It was emailed to me by someone from my writers’ critique group.  I am sure it has been floating around email and the internet for some time.


One response to “Homographs — words are sure odd

  1. technically proficient

    How about this redundancy:
    Marcus Antonius:
    For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel.
    Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar lov’d him!
    This was the most unkindest cut of all;
    For when the noble Caesar saw him stab,
    Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms,
    Quite vanquish’d him: then burst his mighty
    heart. . . .

    Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 2, 181–186

    Poetic license – Shakespeare uses a double superlative: “most unkindest”.