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Yes, Cap'n!

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#44234
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:** (1.63)
Submitted By:Zag24Aus****!!




Each of the two sentences below can be rephrased to include all three forms of a triple homophone. The two sentences have nothing to do with each other -- they each represent a different homophone triplet.

For example (though this is only a double homophone): "The ceremony was the correct one." can be rephrased as "It was the right rite."

1. Yes, Cap'n, my ocular organ was lost some time ago.

2. I was familiar with the recently-acquired wildebeest.

Bonus question: What is unusual about these two homophone triplets?

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Mar 11, 2009

Easy one but I enjoyed it!
Mar 13, 2009

You are INCORRECT about the ONLY triple homophone:

What about THIS one?

"My Successor was incorrect about the wind"

(My HEIR did ERR about the AIR)
Mar 13, 2009

Not bad -- I hadn't thought of that one. But according to, err is pronounced slightly differently. I think that it depends one what part of the country you live in.

Also, I've been informed by a couple of Brits that they pronounce the G in gnu, so they aren't buying that one, either.
Mar 16, 2009

Very good one!
Mar 17, 2009

Reminded me of a high school assignment to write a horrid poem. "Rhymed" a sonnet with: sense, scents, cents, since and bore, boar, Bohr, boor.
Mar 21, 2009

Figured the first one was "Aye aye, Captain, my eye ..."
Apr 18, 2009

Fun teaser. Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

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