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words with multiple meanings. Homonyms Options
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:12:47 AM
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What are you favorite words that have multiple meanings? For ex. Current, Even, Flush, Lead to name a few.
fred
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EllieMae
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:48:26 AM
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This is a fun question. I think homonyms are very interesting. My father once told me that the one word in the English language with the most uses/meanings is the word "set". I don't know if he was correct but it is fun to exercise one's brain thinking about the many uses. Here are some that came to mind: file, nail, chair, card, foot and feet, web, rest,... If I think of more I'll post them.
Luftmarque
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that
I think that that "that" that causes problems should be avoided.
Isaac Samuel
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:03:55 PM
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fred wrote:
Page, Jamb, Header, Draw, Current, Currency, Culture, Read, Register

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus

I like this quote. By the way , is this picture in your post, really you?. If so,it fits and
adorns this quote.
EllieMae
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:10:45 PM
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First to Luftmarque-- THAT was great!
Second---I've thought of some more... remains, fall, spring, train, free, slow, flesh, high, low, flap, post, groove, box, fox, sex, dip, trip, icing, crane, change, out, waste, staple... I'm on roll, eh? Oh wait, that is another one--roll!
kaliedel
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:53:48 PM
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This seems to reinforce the assumption that English is a nightmare for new beginners - I mean, really, "lead" is enough to drive you crazy.
Epiphileon
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:10:06 PM

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Coordinate, cube, square, log, division, multiply, order, rank, prime, number...
Oh and to mix threads, (but hopefully not metaphors), as George Carlin pointed out just about every type of profanity.
Spahkee
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:45:59 AM
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Epiphileon wrote:
... as George Carlin pointed out just about every type of profanity.


The seven words you can't say on T.V. tipifies, uproariously, the heart of this post.

After looking around for a short bit, it would appear that 'Make' seems to have quite a few meanings as well.

"I don't want to seem mean but, The meaning of mean could be mean, or mean, do you know what I mean?"
early_apex
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:42:49 AM
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Spahkee wrote:


"I don't want to seem mean but, The meaning of mean could be mean, or mean, do you know what I mean?"


Mean can also mean average, or in some cases, small, petty.

Come to think of it, that could change the meaning of meaning, couldn't it?
kaliedel
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 4:29:52 PM
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Spahkee wrote:


"I don't want to seem mean but, The meaning of mean could be mean, or mean, do you know what I mean?"


Thank you for the headache. Brick wall
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