What am I? (1)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:13 am

Ruud wrote:
Luna wrote:That you're going to have to explain - please

The question "What am I?" relates to the sentence. So, if you know what the sentence is, you have the answer.

The sentence complains about a faulty spell checker. But all words are spelled correctly. They not correct, but that is not the fault of the spell checker. The writer has used - I think the correct term is "homonyms" - words that sound similar, but that have a different meaning. Please have a laugh here

So, as a consequence, the sentence contradicts itself. A paradox, which happens to be a 3-syllable word.

The answer could also be fallacy, but that would have been my second guess, because the complete term is logical fallacy.

Ruud.


Thank you, I had no idea where to start on this.

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Postby MCC » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm

tarek wrote:...so ......
MCC wrote:I am a word of three syllables... What am I:?:

ARE YOU A HOMOPHONE ?

Its saw easy two mi, ewe sea:D

tarek


Spot on Tarek:D

Homonym - A word of the same spelling or sound as another, but of
different meaning.

Homophone - A word having the same sound as another, but of
different meaning, origin or spelling.


Ruud close but no cigar.

Em/emm obviously a crossword fanatic.

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Postby emm » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:37 pm

Take a bough, Tarek!:D
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Postby tarek » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:37 pm

thanx MSeaSee for this refreshing thread....:idea:

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Postby MCC » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:30 pm

Thanks, Tango Alpha Romeo Echo Kilo.

I'll start a new riddle in a new thread and see where the tangents (new family on the block) take it.


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