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Thread: Write a sentence with successive homonyms ("You're your own worst enemy")

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    Write a sentence with successive homonyms ("You're your own worst enemy")

    Rather than derail Aruna's "The They're, there, their, your, you're, yore, loss, lose, loose, of, off, oft competition" I decided to spin off a new thread with something similar, but different:

    Make sentences with successive homonyms, using at least two, preferrably three (or more?) homonyms in a row:

    Because of living in days of yore, you're your own worst enemy.
    I don't carry cash because it's too easy to lose loose change.
    The horse could not only count to one, but could count to two, too.
    Does the of work here? I'm thinking it's superfluous at best, but it's yet another example:
    You're too oft off of your rocker.
    I have the idea that this is something one might want to avoid in most writing, but it should make a fun prompt.
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    How are lose and loose homonyms? They don't sound alike at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbradley View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    How are lose and loose homonyms? They don't sound alike at all.
    They do in some accents.

    Heck - with enough alcohol any two words can sound the same.

    Homonyms are words with different meanings but the same pronunciation. What about words with the same pronunciation and meaning - but different spellings?

    For example - in maths a flat featureless area is a 'plane'.
    In Geography a flat featureless is a 'plain'.

    Each specialty uses the same word but has their own variation of spelling. Like in legal terms (at least here) 'inclosed' is used instead of 'enclosed' - it looks like a typo but is just an archaic reference to an archaic law ... so ends up with its own specialised meaning.

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    BTW - I'm still trying to understand
    'Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo'

    With the aide of discussions on the subject I've translated it to:

    "New York bison New York bison harrass harrass New York Bison" which doesn't make sense.

    I can kinda make sense if it was "New York bison harassing New York bison harrasses New York bison" ... which would be more like " 'People hurting people' hurts people".

    Can someone translate the New York bisons harrassment sentence for me? I can look up the meaning - but I can't put the words in the sentence in a way that make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbradley View Post
    We were hoping to have a good time at a bargain price, but it was only a fair fair fare.
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