each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and origins (e.g., bow1 and bow2).
Hearing one sound but processing it as another thing because the names have the same spelling. Makes me wonder what Nikki was on that night (besides the stage).
A real bummer to have your axe turn into a trout. But those don’t spell the same, maybe his tuba turned into a tuna. No, still not right, his guitar into a gar? I just can’t get the right 2 words. His harp into a carp? I’ve got it! His Bass turned into a Bass!
Comes from forgetting what the cartoon Just Said. Now it don’t feel so clever after all. But I do have fun with my delayed getting jokes till later problem.
There was a category on Jeopardy with this some months back.
Sole & soul for instance. Spelled differently, said the same way. Not quiet it.
Bass and bass (“base”) contextual pronunciation and accompanying meaning.
Oct 2, 2015