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kushy
04-25-2013, 07:08 AM
No--Know

JohnMichael
04-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Their, there and they're
To, too and two
Dear and deer
Hoarse and horse

Words spelled the same with different meanings, pronunciations.
I will lead the parade.
That metal is lead.

Hyfi
04-25-2013, 10:22 AM
I read the book.
I will read the book.

ForeverAutumn
04-25-2013, 10:34 AM
Oh, a two-part game. I like it!

Son - Sun.

I cried a tear.
I tear paper.

JohnMichael
04-25-2013, 10:45 AM
I read the book.
I will read the book.


The book is red.

ForeverAutumn
04-25-2013, 11:26 AM
The book is red.

Oh, I like how you did that.

Along those same lines...

I'm feeling blue.
I painted the room blue.
I blew my nose.

Feanor
04-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Eye; aye

Right; rite

Eat; eight

Bow; beau

You; ewe

Plane; plain

Patient; patient (different meaning)

dean_martin
04-25-2013, 02:43 PM
Here's a story from the liner notes of the Old 97s/Waylon Jennings 45rpm I picked up on record store day:

In the late 90s, Waylon agreed to do the vocals on a couple of Old 97s songs. One line required Waylon to sing the phrase "an elixir" but he just couldn't sing it right. Finally, Rhett Miller, lead singer of Old 97s, asked Waylon to think of 2 lovely ladies making out and say "Annie licks her".

Ok, it's not exactly what the op wanted but it's in the same ballpark.

JohnMichael
04-25-2013, 03:38 PM
Eye; aye

Right; rite

Eat; eight

Bow; beau

You; ewe

Plane; plain

Patient; patient (different meaning)



How about Ate; eight

dean_martin
04-25-2013, 05:59 PM
How about Ate; eight

"Eat" and "ate" are pronounced the same in Canadian, eh.

ForeverAutumn
04-25-2013, 06:22 PM
"Eat" and "ate" are pronounced the same in Canadian, eh.

Um...no.

blackraven
04-25-2013, 06:49 PM
Knew-new, threw-through, whether-weather, pair-pear-pare, red-read, would-wood, waste-waist, tree-three ( only if you are from Brooklyn or jersey), steak-stake, right-wright, blew-blue, meat-meet, peace-piece, reed-read

JohnMichael
04-25-2013, 06:54 PM
"Eat" and "ate" are pronounced the same in Canadian, eh.


Different tenses and the Canadians know it.

dean_martin
04-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Um...no.
Excellent come-back.

Feanor
04-26-2013, 05:52 AM
Indeed!

ForeverAutumn
04-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Excellent come-back.

Hehehe. :D

JohnMichael
04-26-2013, 10:49 AM
I just ordered a steak.
I hope it tastes better than a wooden stake.

ForeverAutumn
04-26-2013, 11:39 AM
I just ordered a steak.
I hope it tastes better than a wooden stake.

WHAT?! Now we have to put our answers in sentences? This is getting hard.

dean_martin
04-26-2013, 12:11 PM
Are these pronounced the same in Canadian: about; a boot? I've heard about the Mountie who wears a boot on his wooden leg.

JohnMichael
04-26-2013, 12:24 PM
WHAT?! Now we have to put our answers in sentences? This is getting hard.


No just braggin' that I was waiting on a medium rare bone in ribeye.
He said bone in.

ForeverAutumn
04-26-2013, 08:21 PM
You know I've never understood the aboot thing. I don't know one Canadian who pronounces it that way. We say it more like abowt. Bow as in "I bow to you" not as in "bow tie".

But the "eh" thing is not at all stereotypical. We really do say "eh" a lot. Eh?

ftlaud2004
04-26-2013, 08:25 PM
Tomato , tamato

blackraven
04-26-2013, 08:32 PM
My partner for Winnepeg used to say aboot.

ftlaud2004
04-27-2013, 05:26 AM
The book is red

Feanor
04-28-2013, 04:17 AM
foul; fowl

rank; rank (as in stinking)

kushy
04-29-2013, 07:26 AM
RAM(system)............ram(name)

JohnMichael
04-29-2013, 07:35 PM
RAM(system)............ram(name)

I am sorry but an acronym is not the same as a word. RAM is an acronym and ram is a word. Judging by your initial example you are in error of your own game. No points given. :mad2:

kushy
04-30-2013, 05:15 AM
Yes big mistake.

sour ....sore

JohnMichael
04-30-2013, 06:47 AM
Yes big mistake.

sour ....sore


Not a big mistake but a chance to have some fun. Sour and sore are not pronounced the same. Your thread is fun.

ForeverAutumn
04-30-2013, 08:54 AM
So ... sew

JohnMichael
04-30-2013, 09:22 AM
So ... sew



And sow a seed

ForeverAutumn
04-30-2013, 02:30 PM
Cue ... queue

Smokey
04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
I light a cigarette with a light beer in my hand, under the silvery moon light.

JohnMichael
05-01-2013, 04:27 AM
In and Inn

He had an in at the Inn.

JohnMichael
05-01-2013, 04:36 AM
Ball and Bawl

JohnMichael
05-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Break, brake
Here, hear
Hair, hare

kushy
05-02-2013, 04:12 AM
I ...........eye

JohnMichael
05-02-2013, 04:43 AM
I ...........eye


Aye, that one works!

kushy
05-03-2013, 05:42 AM
Ice........eyes

Feanor
05-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Ice........eyes
Humm ... that seems a bit of a stretch -- maybe it depends on the part of the country you're from.

JohnMichael
05-03-2013, 08:48 AM
Ice........eyes


It is a bit of a stretch.

kushy
05-08-2013, 06:57 AM
return..............written

JohnMichael
05-08-2013, 07:47 AM
return..............written


Kushy may I ask if English is your native language?

markw
05-08-2013, 09:57 AM
I light a cigarette with a light beer in my hand, under the silvery moon light.This is a perfectly valid sentense as it is, assuming you're speaking in the present.

Now, if you are referring to a past event, then it would be "I lit a cigarette..."

...major distinction.

But, I think you would have better results using a match to light that cigarette instead of using that beer. :devil:

Now, on a related issue, I've always wondered why, when using the term "good food", the two words don't rhyme...:skep:

blackraven
05-08-2013, 01:48 PM
site-sight
seen-scene
bin-been
Titan-tighten

kushy
05-09-2013, 02:55 AM
Bin ---been is not apt I think rest all are right.

markw
05-09-2013, 04:38 AM
Bin ---been is not apt I think rest all are right.Yes, it is. They are pronunced the same. If you're thiking Bin is part of a name, it's more than that. See See definition of bin here (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bin)

JohnMichael
05-09-2013, 05:34 AM
Bin ---been is not apt I think rest all are right.


Bin and been are pronounced the same. Bean is pronounced differently from bin and been.

Feanor
05-09-2013, 07:29 AM
Bin and been are pronounced the same. Bean is pronounced differently from bin and been.
Whoa there: remember what I said about the part of the country (or world) you're from. I my neck of the woods 'been' and 'bean' are more alike and 'been' and 'bin' are different.

JohnMichael
05-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Whoa there: remember what I said about the part of the cou
ntry (or world) you're from. I my neck of the woods 'been' and 'bean' are more alike and 'been' and 'bin' are different.


Whoa there, I did ask him if he was a native English speaker. Sorry I have never heard anyone say "I have bean to the store".

Feanor
05-09-2013, 10:19 AM
Whoa there, I did ask him if he was a native English speaker. Sorry I have never heard anyone say "I have bean to the store".
Don't get around much, eh?

Most often say "I've 'bean' to the wherever" -- and I am a native English speaker. Yes, I have said 'bin' there but usually I fully articulate the verb.

JohnMichael
05-09-2013, 10:38 AM
Don't get around much, eh?

Most often say "I've 'bean' to the wherever" -- and I am a native English speaker. Yes, I have said 'bin' there but usually I fully articulate the verb.


Judging by pronunciation guides in dictionaries including the Oxford I must say I have "bin" to the store.

Feanor
05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
Judging by pronunciation guides in dictionaries including the Oxford I must say I have "bin" to the store.
I suppose it is best to stick to the local vernacular. Yes, I've heard lots of people say 'bin' for the past tense of 'be' -- I'm not accusing you or them of mispronunciation.

I usually say tuh-mey-toh, (tomato). But born many years ago, (as I was), an anglophone Montrealer, I still occasionally say tuh-mah-toh.

kushy
05-13-2013, 09:05 AM
meet ............meat

JohnMichael
05-13-2013, 09:11 AM
meet ............meat

That is correct so there will be no need to mete out punishment.

JohnMichael
05-13-2013, 10:04 AM
Wet and whet

markw
05-13-2013, 11:03 AM
By Buy Bye Bi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bi_(jade))

blackraven
05-15-2013, 09:57 PM
waste-waist, principle-principal, where-wear

kushy
05-16-2013, 08:45 AM
floor..........flour

JohnMichael
05-16-2013, 09:20 AM
floor..........flour

No but flour and flower works.

kushy
05-17-2013, 05:21 AM
lite ...............light

Mingus
05-17-2013, 05:55 AM
whole...hole
fone...phone
old...ode
but...butt
for...four...fore
pale...pail
spear...spare
heal...heel
be...bee
dam...damn
pair...pear
fluor...floor
pi...pie

JohnMichael
05-17-2013, 06:59 AM
I have to disagree with several. A word spelled fone? Old and ode do not sound the same to me. Spear and spare? Fluor is a root word.


whole...hole
fone...phone
old...ode
but...butt
for...four...fore
pale...pail
spear...spare
heal...heel
be...bee
dam...damn
pair...pear
fluor...floor
pi...pie

JohnMichael
05-17-2013, 07:04 AM
I was on another site where a member was asking "witch cartridge should I buy" and I wanted to correct to which cartridge.

kushy
05-30-2013, 09:10 AM
some....sum

JohnMichael
05-30-2013, 09:28 AM
wait and weight

markw
05-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Old and ode do not sound the same to me.*sniff* day do when I hab a code. *hack!*

Mingus
05-31-2013, 08:01 AM
What about:
pour...poor
knead...need

Feanor
05-31-2013, 08:58 AM
What about:
pour...poor
knead...need
Say, there's another one: poor & pore. Pore, of course, has two meanings, one a verb as in "poring over a document", the other a noun as in the skin feature.

JohnMichael
05-31-2013, 09:56 AM
Best of luck to all the new immigrants and visitors to this country trying to learn English. All the examples we have shown makes it tough to learn.

markw
06-01-2013, 05:28 AM
Sorry, can't buy into "poor" and "pour" being pronounced the same.

"Poor" rhymes with boor or moor.

"Pour" rhymes with boar (or bore, whichever you prefer) or roar

JohnMichael
06-01-2013, 05:42 AM
Sorry, can't buy into "poor" and "pour" being pronounced the same.

"Poor" rhymes with boor or moor.

"Pour" rhymes with boar (or bore, whichever you prefer) or roar


Sorry but I do not hear a difference. He is so poor he does not have a pot to piss in or a window to pour it out.

markw
06-01-2013, 05:50 AM
Sorry but I do not hear a difference. He is so poor he does not have a pot to piss in or a window to pour it out.Guess it's a regional thing.

JohnMichael
06-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Guess it's a regional thing.


Checked the Oxford to be sure. Both had the same pronunciation. Pr

markw
06-01-2013, 10:27 AM
It seems to several acceptable pronunciations. Both seem to be accepted.

See pour (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/pour) and poor (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/poor) definitions/pronunciations.

Heck, a goodly portion of the local population around here pronunce "axe" and "ask" the same.

JohnMichael
06-01-2013, 11:53 AM
I did not see anything that supports what you are saying. Oh and axe is never a correct version of ask regardless of how many people misspeak.



It seems to several acceptable pronunciations. Both seem to be accepted.

See pour (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/pour) and poor (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/poor) definitions/pronunciations.

Heck, a goodly portion of the local population around here pronunce "axe" and "ask" the same.

Feanor
06-01-2013, 04:50 PM
For what it's worth, I agree with markw on poor vs. pour. I have certainly heard pour pronounced rhyming with "boar" i.e. boer where the 'ou' becomes a subtle diphthong.

I didn't mention it on account of our earlier dispute about been being sometimes pronounced "bean" rather than always "bin". These differences are regional; dictionaries typically don't list all the regional variations.

kushy
06-01-2013, 10:22 PM
see...........c

JohnMichael
06-02-2013, 01:36 AM
see...........c

No but if you would have posted see and sea that would work. Unless some members pronounce them differently. LOL

Mingus
06-02-2013, 05:48 AM
seem...seam

markw
06-02-2013, 06:43 AM
It's getting to the point where I hope I don't start reusing pairs that someone else already threw out there. If I do, I'm through.

JohnMichael
06-02-2013, 07:01 AM
It's getting to the point where I hope I don't start reusing pairs that someone else already threw out there. If I do, I'm through.


Through, thru or threw but now I need to check on their previous usage.

markw
06-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Upon further investigation, I see that threw/through were mentioned earlier. I'll submut these instead.

burro, burrow, or boro
flew and flu
bite and byte

Oh, and blue/blew and toe/tow

Feanor
06-02-2013, 11:56 AM
Are you defining 'boro' as in borofluoride, (the chemical), or as in Brattleboro, (the Vermont town)?

Either way, I tend to pronounce it as in "borrow", not burrow.

markw
06-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Are you defining 'boro' as in borofluoride, (the chemical), or as in Brattleboro, (the Vermont town)?

Either way, I tend to pronounce it as in "borrow", not burrow.I'm refering to the township aspect of it, as when it's attached to a town name but, yes, if it's used in a standalone fashion, the proper spelling is "Borough". I misspelled it.

And, down here, all three are pronounced the same.

How about "bow" and "bough" or "pane" and "pain". Were they used yet?

blackraven
06-04-2013, 09:03 PM
Plain, Plane

regular donut
06-04-2013, 09:34 PM
I thought of one that has not yet been mentioned:

Plaque (film buildup on teeth) / Plaque (commemorative plaque used to honor a person or event)

Not only is it pronounced and spelled the same way, it also has very dissimilar meanings. Two of which are mentioned herein.

kushy
06-06-2013, 09:22 AM
c.................sea

JohnMichael
06-06-2013, 09:29 AM
c.................sea

one is a letter and one a word

markw
06-06-2013, 09:46 AM
c.................seaDude, you tried this one a few days ago. It's still on this same page. It didn't fly then and, obviously, it's not flying now.

JohnMichael
06-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Dude, you tried this one a few days ago. It's still on this same page. It didn't fly then and, obviously, it's not flying now.


Yes and it was he that started the game. I follow his initial post as how it should be played.

Feanor
06-07-2013, 07:10 AM
I don't think anyone has mentioned motive, i.e. a reason for doing something ...
and, for us music lovers, motive, i.e. a repeating, short melody or musical theme -- also more commonly 'motif', but both are used. Motive/motif can used for any recurring artistic or literary subject.

markw
06-07-2013, 01:35 PM
Well, some motives are downright insane. You've heard of the term "locomotive", haven't you? :yesnod:

JohnMichael
06-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Another interesting word is forte. It is from the French fort.

My forte(frt) is providing healthcare. Forte is pronounced as frt since that is the masculine form. For a woman it would be fr tā.

As a musical term it is fr tā.

In much of today's speech one word becomes widely used for both. Few of us today talk about our frt.

kushy
06-08-2013, 11:33 PM
right...........write

markw
06-09-2013, 04:12 AM
loot - lute
lie - lye
lei - lay
liar - lyre

kushy
06-10-2013, 10:20 AM
sell .........cell