Talk:Homophones

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[edit] Malaphone mix-up

Some of these are really Malapropisms, like "Half-Thyme". It's only a homophone if you see how it's spelled. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 00:07, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

While some of them may be both, they are still completely different things and does not mean they should be removed. Malapropism is where the words replaced sound relatively similar and Homophones are words that sound completely the same. They may overlap, but they still deserve to stay on their respective pages if they fit the definition. - Catjaz63 00:14, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Right, I just realized "Thyme" is pronounced "Time". Thank you Paul Simon! --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 00:30, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Clean-up?

I really like this H*R running gag, but looking at the page, I'm noticing a lot of entries that I don't think quite count— specifically, ones where the replacement word is not a real word. It's only a homophone if they're both words, right? I find questionable the entries of hott lixx, GLOO STICK, Tish, You!, kool and tuff, L.U.R.N. (come on, that one's an acronym!), warehaus, and a some lot more. They're like intentional misspellings. And yet those are all funny, and notable... is it maybe time to expand the scope of this page? SRMX12 (boo) 19:24, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

This is a tough one, as some of them are oronyms and eggcorns, and some wouldn't be any of them. I should also note that "Tish" and "tuff" are both real words. Yes, the page refers to a more broad concept... but I'm not totally sure what that concept is called. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 20:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
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