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Originally posted by LS1 GTO:
By, bye, and buy

Blew and blue

Add and ad

Way, weigh, and whay

Write, right, and rite


Whey, not whay.

I'll add wright to write, right and rite.

threw, through
pane, pain
plane, plain
which, witch
where, wear
here, hear
tier, tear
fare, fair
meet, meat
knight, night
feet, feat
peer, pier
pear, pair, pare


Almost homophones:
fairy, ferry
principal, principle
minor, miner
hurdle, hurtle

A la Captain Ron:
guerilla, gorilla
 
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Originally posted by ffips:
read/red

read/reed

piece/peace

wood/would

hare/hair

nose/knows

I'll nitpick with this one a little. Most of these are distinct from one another and not often misused. Nobody says, for example, to cut off one's knows to spite one's face. With the exception of the penultimate one. I see "hairbrained" a lot instead of the correct "harebrained."
 
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Pare a pair of pears.



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There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
 
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Raise / raze


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queue/cue

I say don and dawn the same, but that's probably just me.
 
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Okay, most SIGforum members are well educated enough to know when to use to, too, and two, and there, their, and they


How about “There are three **** in the language, to, too and two.” Which do you put in the ****?



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All from posts here on the board:

Sheer/shear
A lot/allot
Border/boarder
Dual/duel
Past/passed, and I’ve even seen “pasted” used in place of both (not a homophone, though)
Seen/scene

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Originally posted by rizzle:
break/brake


Yep. Can’t believe all the people that have muzzle breaks on their (<see that? their, not they’re or there! Wink) firearms.

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Lead (pb) and lead. Like LEAD the way.

Polish..a pollock like me. And polish, to wax your car.
 
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A hardened/rough spot on the skin, usually on the feet, is a callus, not a callous.
 
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One that I just saw this morning in a post in The Lounge:
  • censor
  • sensor



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Lead (pb) and lead. Like LEAD the way.

Polish..a pollock like me. And polish, to wax your car.


To be homophones I believe you'd be talking about lead (Pb) and led, the past tense of lead.

Aisle/isle get me as well.
 
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My pet peeve:
Lightening and lightning


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Paul.... And pawl!


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  • capital
  • capitol



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I get this one a lot in my business - shutter instead of the correct shudder. In an automobile, this condition is often seen in torque converters or power steering systems.
 
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Wife once showed me a real estate ad for a house that had “plantation shudders” throughout:

“This house is a Real Charmer - Inside and Out. Corner Lot. Brick Wall runs from Backyard to Front. Paver Patio System in Courtyard. Interior is a must see. Kitchen is impressive with Tile Floor, Island Cabinet with seating for two, Pass through into Dining / Living Area, All Counter tops are done with Granite, Bay Window. Plantation Shudders throughout house. Fireplace and Hearth was replaced with Shell Rock Masonery. All Upgrades are Tastefully done. Come see what this Home as to offer.”

https://www.zillow.com/homedet...95209/15274840_zpid/




 
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whole / hole
 
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Originally posted by egregore:
A hardened/rough spot on the skin, usually on the feet, is a callus, not a callous.


What if it is insensitive?


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