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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Mar '09 12:39
    same sound different spelling right?

    can you think of a homophone with 4 spellings?
    (I have 1 but feel sure there are others)

    Is there a homophone with more than 4 spellings?
  2. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    22 Mar '09 19:36 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    same sound different spelling right?

    can you think of a homophone with 4 spellings?
    (I have 1 but feel sure there are others)

    Is there a homophone with more than 4 spellings?
    i thought of one but dont know if i got it right

    right, rite, wright, write


    oh wait - you said MORE than 4 - bugger ...

    ... ok ignore this post
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Mar '09 20:13
    Right you are but are there others and can it be beaten?
  4. 22 Mar '09 20:42
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Right you are but are there others and can it be beaten?
    I bet there are more in French
  5. 23 Mar '09 11:09
    Does - ay
    - aye
    - eye
    - I

    Count as four or three? My dictionary lists ay and aye as seperate words with the same meaning.
  6. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    23 Mar '09 19:23
    carat
    carrot
    caret
    karat
  7. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    23 Mar '09 19:44
    I did a google search for homophones, and the only one with five I found is:

    so
    sew
    sow
    sough
    soh (alt. sp. for sol)
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Mar '09 21:39
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    I did a google search for homophones, and the only one with five I found is:

    so
    sew
    sow
    sough
    soh (alt. sp. for sol)
    Nice one! Never heard of sough (Derbyshire drainage ditch?) and had not thought of soh as alternative to sol.

    Give that man a banana!

    Surely 5 cannot be beaten? (or equalled!)