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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014 01:06:36 PM »

Ooh, I love this idea!

I have always been fascinated by homophones (and homophon-esques) and have started "collecting" them, so to speak.  (I have high Input - please add any others that come to mind, or DM them to me!).  Smiley

My list so far:

Aisle vs. isle
Bare vs. bear
Beat vs. beet
Carrot vs carat / karat
Duel vs. dual
Fairies vs. ferries
Ferrel / ferrule vs feral
Hear vs. here
Ladder vs. latter
Moot vs. mute
Pare vs. pear vs. pair
Peak vs. peek vs. pique
Sole vs. soul
Sorted vs. sordid
Site vs. sight
Too vs. to
Vial vs. vile
Vigilant vs. vigilante
Which vs witch
Wrung vs rung


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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014 01:48:07 PM »

They're - their - there
And you can add two to too and to.  Wink
Red and read!

Also, moot and mute are not homophobes, they are pronounced differently.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2014 02:00:38 PM »

slight - sleight
beer - bier
bore - boar
poor - pour
core - corps
vale - veil
one - won
for - four - fore
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2014 02:01:58 PM »


Also, moot and mute are not homophobes

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014 02:45:45 PM »

Here are a few more, but by no means all:
baited - bated
weight - wait
eight - ate
rite - write - right
principal - principle
stationary - stationery
alter - altar
you - ewe - yew
air - ere - heir
dear - deer
knew - new
and add cite to site and sight

A good source for homonyms is Scholastic Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms, published by Scholastic, Inc. 2001. There may be a newer edition, but this is the one I used in my classroom.

While I was teaching, I often suggested the Midnighter's series by Scott Westerfeld to my students who liked sci-fi. One of the things I liked best in the books was that tridecalogisms were magical words because they had 13 letters and could be used as protection against the shape shifters. I began giving my students bonus points for every tridecalogism they could find that wasn't already on my list (I had collected 500+). It made them read more, expanded their vocabularies, made them more aware of language, plus it was fun to find a word I didn't have and score one off their teacher. My two favorites: tridecalogism and schoolteacher! Grin
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014 07:55:19 PM »


Also, moot and mute are not homophobes

oops...
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Well, that's an unfortunate Swype typo! O.o My phone has been pretty horrible all day, but I think that one wins.  Obviously, I meant homophones, which is a word that is apparently not in the default Swype dictionary...

Though very possibly the words are also not homophobes, so it might not be an untrue statement...  O.o
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2014 08:27:12 PM »

My favorites are discreet/discrete.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2014 06:19:32 AM »

I'm certainly glad they aren't, Smeddley!   Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2014 09:12:09 AM »

You can add gnu to knew and new.
Cereal-serial
Wear-where
War-wore
Sore-soar
Reed-read

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