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#1 2005-11-09 16:10:11

ganesh
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Word puzzle

Can you think of a pair of words which are both anagrams and homophones?
(Examples of Homophones :- Ice and eyes, Seam and seem, Read and Reed  etc.
Examples of Anagrams:- Talent and Latent, Mate and Meat, Slate and Stale etc.)
For an example


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#2 2005-11-09 17:22:55

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Re: Word puzzle

Deserts and dessert? No, not exactly the same, though. smile

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#3 2005-11-09 20:24:39

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Re: Word puzzle

I don't believe ice and eyes is a homophone. Maybe it's just the way I say it.


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#4 2005-11-09 20:41:35

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Re: Word puzzle

neon and none
where and we're

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#5 2005-11-09 21:48:25

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Re: Word puzzle

jU, good try, but neon and none aren't homophones, and where and we're aren't anagrams.

I agree. Ice and eyes aren't true homophones. Ice has a short vowel sound and eyes has a long one.

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#6 2005-11-10 04:30:33

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Re: Word puzzle

Ice also has a sharp c (sss) and eyes has a soft s (zzz).

justlooking's is very close if you take 'deserts' to means 'leaves', as opposed to 'multiple dry places'.


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#7 2005-11-10 06:53:30

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Re: Word puzzle

Break and Brake?


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#8 2005-11-10 07:00:42

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Re: Word puzzle

That works if I understand the rules.

You've inspired me... steak and stake!


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#9 2005-11-10 16:17:57

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Re: Word puzzle

Rora is right!
I had that in my mind, but I don't know if there are any more smile


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#10 2005-11-10 20:36:51

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Re: Word puzzle

Hmm... pare and pear? Tear and tare? Ware and wear? Seer and sere?

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#11 2005-11-11 20:36:10

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Re: Word puzzle

no I mean neon and none are Anagrams
and we're and where are homophones

but a new one mean and name are Anagrams

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#12 2005-11-11 20:39:04

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Word puzzle

Well, you are correct jU, but ganesh is looking for words which are both anagrams and homophones. We have some examples in the previous posts.

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#13 2005-11-11 20:45:10

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Re: Word puzzle

oh

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#14 2005-11-11 21:27:31

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Re: Word puzzle

Keep trying, you might get one before me. I have tried and failed sad


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#15 2005-11-12 08:33:46

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Re: Word puzzle

thanks rod! smile



I do like you

(but not in that way smile )


*giggles*

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