I just couldn’t resist this title. Can you believe it was the name of a general store in Goa, India?

So what’s same, same but different, different?

Some words. Homophones, homonyms and homographs, they’re called.


Homphones – (meaning ‘same sound’) – words that have the same pronunciation, often different spelling but different meanings. For example, which/ witch or be/ bee.

Homonyms (meaning ‘same name’) – words that have the same pronunciation, the same spelling but different meanings. For example, bear – the animal and bear – to tolerate.

Homographs – (literally meaning ‘same writing’) words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings and pronunciation. For example, bass (the fish)/ bass (musical term pronounced as ‘base’).

Don’t worry about the labels though. Just remember, these are all words that can be easily confused and often overlooked by spell checkers and/ or are mispronounced.

Here’s a list of homophones that are often misspelled.

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I’m sure you can think of many more homonyms, homophones and homographs. Let me know in the comments.


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Published by corinnerodrigues

A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at CorinneRodrigues.com and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.