I regret to say that the misuse of homonyms is one of the things that either sets my teeth on edge or sends me into fits of laughter. When those homely homonyms best the minds of many. So here are just a few to play with when having fun with words. See what trouble or misunderstandings come from more than one word sounds like the one you're aiming for but means something totally different.
To give a few examples:
Who is the air's heir to inherit the wind?
There are two that should caution the ones who drink brew:
ale, ail or beer, bier
The first would say -
Those that drink an abundance of ale on the morrow might ail.
Should you drink too much beer you might end on a bier.
Just a few more.
allowed, aloud or read, red
In libraries it is not allowed to read aloud.
But yesterday I did just that when I read the red book.
meet, meat or ate, eight
In the competitive eating world is it a wonder the winner ate eight meats at the meet?
scent, cent, sent
The scent of the cent sent the greedy into paroxysms!
bawled, bald, balled or hare, hair
Why is it that the once hirsute hare bawled when his barber handed him his hair balled up when he became quite bald?
then, than, there, they're, their, you're, your, you're
Then there is nothing more tricky than for one find their manners, common to your world in days of yore, no longer are respected and you're confronted with the discovery that they're laughed at.
Polish or polish; ale or ail
I tried to polish my Polish husband he would not allow it he threw his Ale at me now I ail
and lastly we have,
The dancer in frilly tutu, tripped lightly to the stage and met her partner. The two twirled and glissaded sedately and spritely then inviting you in too.