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Triple Homonyms
blaisepascal
A recent posting by traceroo reminded me of my quest for triple homonyms in English: triples of words which have different meanings and spellings, but the same pronunciation. The example used by traceroo was "there", "their" and "they're", a triple well known for being confused within each other. Here are a few:

their/there/they're
two/too/to
your/you're/yore
read/reed/rede

Can you think of many others? I'd sort of like to sometime write a limerick or some other rhyme-based formal poetical form that uses different homophones for the rhyming words.

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Hey there, an a completely unrelated topic did you ever find the ball for your trackman? If not, see my response to your "Mouse Balls" post of a week or two ago.

Heir/Air/Ere

I did get a ball for my trackman, but I am intrigued by your find of a trackman. I wonder if you could get it for me. It would be wonderful to have a second to use at work.

now that we have the ball there seems to be something wrong with it... :(

I'll let you know when I get the one from work. Probably early next week.

hey! please reply to my email...

pair, pear, pare
you, ewe, and the letter 'u'

hey- evan told us you visited...
bad timing cause we were at NEFFA
Sorry we missed you :(

There's a pretty good list here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homophone
but some of these, I don't pronounce the same... like wail and whale - I have a distinct H in my whale. Depends on dialect, I guess!

I like carat, caret, carrot

Ooh, this list has some more good triples:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:List_of_dialect-independent_homophones
praise/prays/preys
raise/raze/rays
peak/peek/pique
meat/meet/mete
rite/right/write/wright
cite/sight/site
holy/holey/wholly
poor/pore/pour
hoard/horde/whored

and so many more!
Only the weavers will get sleigh / slay / sley

wear, ware, and where (and weyr!)
sight, cite, and site
bite, byte, and bight

see (verb)/see (bishopric)/C
dough/doe/do (music note)
dew/do/due
heal/heel/he'll
aisle/isle/I'll
wheel/wheal/weal/we'll



Mary/marry/merry due/do/doo right/rite/wright

Mary Do-Right? Was she the one that married Dudley???

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