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Updated on August 10, 2009
Homonyms
Homonyms

Playing With Homonyms

I believe all children should be allowed to play with their words aloud. Here are some examples of playing with homonyms. You don't have to feel sheepish (but a ewe does) about adding your own.

Using Homonyms

Did you know that a brake brings a stop to an action, and a break brings an action to a stop?

The seed of reason may raze all doubt, but surely to cede reason is to raise the doubt.

A mosquito may not be a boor if well read, but to succeed she must bore to be, well, red.

Isn’t it amazing that you can bear a load of vanes, or you can bare a lode of veins?

Isn’t it ironic how some music will incite violence, while some music expresses insight with violins?

Use a vise to hold something in position, or have the vice of an athlete that vies for position.

Perhaps it’s undesirable to “have to,” but isn’t it desirable to “have two.”

Use blue to describe a feeling, or use blew to describe the wind.

Some prefer thyme tea, while others prefer tee time.

In a movie scene I’ve seen a man with a cache of cash.

I may be an outcast if I choose to hoard, but I’ll fit right in if I choose the right horde.

A shepherd here was heard to say, “I hear my herd,” then walked away.

Have you ever noticed that a baler bales hay, while a hailer hails “Hey?”

I’ve seen bird whole, and even a burred hole, but I’ve never seen a male, pale, fill a mail pail.

Scissors whirred as the word was heard, “I don’t shear sheep for money, but for sheer pleasure.”

My eye sees a sea, and I can seize a ”c” I see in ocean.

A marina offers the weary boater moor and more.

Termite colonies work as whole teams, but when they exit the termite mound the holes teem.

Though I might issue a loan, a lone mite is never an issue.

Why is it I can sync an iPod and remain dry, but I can’t sink a ship without getting wet?

Just as a lion must have paws for claws, a lawyer will always have pause for clause.

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      dennisematt 8 years ago

      HA HA HA!!! That was fun, but...is a mosquito ever well read? :) seriouslly, that was good.

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      puppascott 8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      Thanks. I enjoyed writing it for you.

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      A very fun hub :) thoroughly enjoyed the read...am off to discover more of your hubs...

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      puppascott 8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. (Bye, By, Buy) for now!

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Well, I read this somewhere when I was a kid:

      I'd rather be a COULD BE, if I couldn't be an ARE.

      For a COULD BE is a MAY BE with a chance of reaching par.

      I'd rather be a HAS BEEN than a MIGHT HAVE BEEN by far,

      For a MIGHT HAVE BEEN has never been, but a HAS BEEN was once an ARE.

      Nice hub!

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      puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      I like that. Thanks for checking in. It's always good to hear from you.

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      What a witty hub. I enjoyed this.

      I wish I could add something witty too but words fail me right now. Write more. Right?

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      puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      Thanks for the comment. If you smiled, you have payed me the ultimate compliment.

      Right now, write more. Cute.

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