Words that have double meanings have for some reason piqued my interest today.
As you can see in the picture a new statue has been erected in Dublin. Only kidding, this is not Dublin, it is the US, but the picture made me smile. It is unashamedly gratuitous smut. Always guaranteed to put a twinkle in my eye.
The English language can be quite complex with many words that are spelt and sound the same yet having completely different meanings. Apparently, these are called homonym. Who knew, eh? not me.
And words that are spelt the same and sound different, with again, different meanings are called homographs. Such as ‘an ill wind’ and ‘wind down the window’.
I shall be having some fun over the next few days weaving many of these into a narrative just to mess with my head and get my neurons synapsing.
The word ‘bow’ fascinates me, in that it appears to have three different meanings and is both a homonym and a homograph. Now that’s what I call an identity crisis.
‘The girl adorned with a beautiful bow, knew that she would have to bow down in the presence of greatness whilst greeting the Chief at the bow of the boat. The desert trip had made her very thirsty and she was looking forward to a fine meal but in particular a luscious dessert as she had a sweet tooth’.
I take my hat off to anyone learning English as it is not easy.
That’s all for now.
Have a great day.