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the english language can be pretty entertaining at times… take the heteronym, homograph, homophone and homonym for example:

the first is words that are spelled the same but have different meanings when pronounced differently

the next is words that are spelled the same but differ in meanings
the other is words that are pronounced the same but differ in spelling
and the last is words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings

errrrr… with craziness like this, do you ever have to ask yourself again while in a foreign land ‘why doesn’t everyone just speak english?!’ – heh… we often wonder!

the biggest culprit for this madness is due to the fact that the english language is one ginormous hodgepodge of a melting pot… the words have been derived from many other languages, businesses, trades, sciences and industries

and just when you think this couldn’t get any more fun, 

here’s some examples to twist your tongue on:

heteronym
The farm was used to produce produce

homograph
We had to row the boat while following the row of boats

homophone
The quarterback threw the football through the tire.

homonym
She always feels blue when she wears her blue shirt

what ones can you come up with?!

~*~

fRiDaY fUnNiEs

p.s.
don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things
why are all thumbs considered fingers but not all fingers are considered thumbs?
happy friday to all!
 
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