Fun With Words ~ Pronunciation Variations April 29, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Word Play.
Words spelled the same are often pronounced differently, and words spelled differently often share a common pronunciation.
And inexplicable pronunciation variations are only one speed bump to master while learning the English language:
1) The doctor wound the bandage around the wound.
2) The farmer used most of his acreage to produce produce.
3) The overflowing dump had to refuse to accept more refuse.
4) Each week, we polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead the way if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) There is no time like the present to present a present.
8 ) At the Army base, they painted a bass on the head of a bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) Invalid insurance will do the invalid no good.
12) The oarsmen had a row about how to row.
No matter how long we wonder and ponder, the pronunciation variations of the English language are apt to remain a mystery.
It’s one/won of the reasons I love to write/right!
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