AC-DCLanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
The language allows many fun opportunities to play. It's REALLY fun to combine words that are spelled the same (look the same), but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.. And it's even MORE fun when you can make a meaningful two-word phrase out of them.
Example; a *wound wound* could be *a bandaged injury*, with the first word pronounced to rhyme with *found* and the second word pronounced to rhyme with *tuned*.
These are called homograph-heteronyms; same spelling, different pronunciation, different meanings.
Below are some possible definitions or descriptions for paired homograph-heteronyms. What's the two-word pair for each? I've done the first one. Remember; they are spelled the same but are pronounced differently (sound different).
1. A ribbon tied to the front of the boat. (bow bow)
2. Someone who repairs garments in the city septic system.
3. A fiddle-strumming big inland lake game-fish.
4. A tiny one-sixtieth division of an hour.
5. Sing the first or last musical note on the scale.
HintIf you think of a possibility, try pronouncing it several different ways.
AnswerBelow each word in the answer pair is another word that rhymes with it, to help in the pronunciation.
1. bow bow
2. sewer sewer
3. bass bass
4. minute minute*
----(second syllable rhymes with *loot*, second syllable rhymes with *it*)
5. (do do)**
* *minute* (pronounced as last-syllable rhyme with *loot*) means something very small or tiny.
** *do* (pronounced to rhyme with *doe* is part of the vocalized music scale; *do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do*
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