[A repeat from February 28, 2013]
What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish for dinner? In the morning you will rise and shine! 🙂 🙂
This is my only polish joke. If you know any good polish jokes, I’d like to hear. Wait a minute. You thought I was going to tell a . . . . oh noooo. Not me. I was telling a polish joke. “Polish” is one of those words that has two different pronunciations and yet a single spelling. It is a “heteronym.” Other examples of heteronyms are:
Abuse – I don’t abuse my body with substance abuse
Contest – I will contest the results of the contest
Excuse – I will excuse you if you have a good excuse
Tear – I would shed a tear if I tear my pay check
There are many such examples: Lead, alternate, close, permit, duplicate, insult, august, produce, bow, graduate, bass, invalid, sow, resume, dove, moderate, wound, minute, record, rebel, transplant, object, use, desert and so many others.
I had better wind up this post before I run out of wind. . . . .