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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:*** (2.74)
Difficulty:** (1.62)
Category:Language
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?


Answer

1. Aye, Cap'n, I lost my eye some time ago. (Aye, I, Eye)

2. I knew the new gnu. (Knew, New, Gnu)

Bonus: These are the only homophone triplets where all three words in the set start with a different letter.

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