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haw muh nim

  • n  two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

  • In Japanese, kano is a homonym for a word meaning possible.
  • Its best-selling tee reads DELAY NO MORE, a homonym of a Cantonese phrase so raunchy that one newspaper refused to publish the tagline in an advertisement.
  • This fashion and homeware label the initials are a homonym of the Cantonese phrase "live better" was founded in 1996.
News & Articles

  • Review: WARMfest 2013 at Broad Ripple Park
    The first annual three-day Warmfest took place over Labor Day weekend in Broad Ripple Park including food trucks, Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, and some good music. by Allison Krupp Monday, September 2 Warmfest crept to a start under cloudy skies. Lafayette's Faux Paw (pronounced Fox Paw but yielding the obvious homonym joke) played early on the Hawk stage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...
    Sept. 3, 2013 - Nuvo

  • Adam Rex in Kansas City Star
    The word 'smek' actually started out as a different word entirely,Rex wrote in an e-mail interview. "Then I discovered the original one is a dirty word in England and changed it. 'Boov' is a homonym of Bhuv, which is short for Bhuvnesh,...

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