History Main / FunWithHomophones

11th Nov '16 3:41:12 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
** A segment in the style of ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock'' [[https://youtu.be/4Ns9djGa-7I regarding homonyms]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** A segment in the style of ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock'' [[https://youtu.be/4Ns9djGa-7I regarding homonyms]].homonyms.]]
11th Nov '16 3:40:27 PM WillKeaton
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** {{Inverted|Trope}}: In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0837.html "The Name of the Windy"]], Durkon omitted to prepare ''Control Winds'' although they were going to the WINDY Canyon, because he thought it was called the '''Windy''' Canyon, as in full of winding passage. Vaarsuvius lampshades the fact that it shouldn't have happened because the words are heteronyms with different pronunciation.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1043.html "He Assumed It Was a Cholesterol Thing"]], Belkar is trying to make wooden stakes to fight a vampire, and mentions he had difficulty trying to do it earlier. Cue flashback of him making ''steaks'' and talking to another character, who evidently just called it out or {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it:

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** {{Inverted|Trope}}: In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0837.html "The Name of the Windy"]], Windy,"]] Durkon omitted to prepare ''Control Winds'' although they were going to the WINDY Canyon, because he thought it was called the '''Windy''' Canyon, as in full of winding passage. Vaarsuvius lampshades the fact that it shouldn't have happened because the words are heteronyms with different pronunciation.
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1043.html "He Assumed It Was a Cholesterol Thing"]], Thing,"]] Belkar is trying to make wooden stakes to fight a vampire, and mentions he had difficulty trying to do it earlier. Cue flashback of him making ''steaks'' and talking to another character, who evidently just called it out or {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it:
11th Nov '16 3:39:58 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'': Solving the "Mystery of the Iron Factory" sidequest nets Annie and Veigue the "Great Detective"[[note]] 名探偵[[/note]] title, while Tytree gets "Sloppy Detective"[[note]] 迷探偵[[/note]]. The words used are pronounced exactly the same, even though their meanings are entirely opposite.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Soldier's woefully inaccurate knowledge about Creator/SunTzu includes the belief that he [[NoahsStoryArc herded two of every kind of animal in the world onto a boat]] and then [[MemeticBadass beat them all up with his awesome fighting skills]], and that it is for this reason that whenever a bunch of different kinds of animals are gathered together in one place, it's called a "Tzu" (zoo). [[note]]Unless it's a farm.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'': Solving the "Mystery of the Iron Factory" sidequest nets Annie and Veigue the "Great Detective"[[note]] 名探偵[[/note]] title, while Tytree gets "Sloppy Detective"[[note]] 迷探偵[[/note]]. Detective."[[note]]迷探偵[[/note]] The words used are pronounced exactly the same, even though their meanings are entirely opposite.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Soldier's woefully inaccurate knowledge about Creator/SunTzu includes the belief that he [[NoahsStoryArc herded two of every kind of animal in the world onto a boat]] and then [[MemeticBadass beat them all up with his awesome fighting skills]], and that it is for this reason that whenever a bunch of different kinds of animals are gathered together in one place, it's called a "Tzu" (zoo). [[note]]Unless it's a farm.[[/note]]



* The move "Poison Jab" in {{VideoGame/Pokemon}}, which can be learned not only by Pokémon of the Poison type or who have fangs/stingers/spines to inject their poison with, but also Fighting Pokémon.[[note]] Who "jab" with their fists.[[/note]]

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* The move "Poison Jab" in {{VideoGame/Pokemon}}, ''{{VideoGame/Pokemon}},'' which can be learned not only by Pokémon of the Poison type or who have fangs/stingers/spines to inject their poison with, but also Fighting Pokémon.[[note]] Who [[note]]Who "jab" with their fists.[[/note]]
11th Nov '16 3:37:44 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/eien_no_with/ Eien no With]]'': Hitomi raises a puppy to be a [[MeaningfulName seeing guide dog who she nameds is Eye]], which is actually an elaborate bilingual pun: Eye is a Labrador, "lab" is pronounced "rabu" in Japanese; "rabu" is how the English word "love" is pronounced; "love" in Japanese is "ai" which sounds like "eye"; "Hitomi" also means "eye". Shy Hitomi feels a connection with Eye, the runt of the litter so there's another layer: "mi" means eye, "mi" sounds like "me" ("he reminds me of me").

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* ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/eien_no_with/ Eien no With]]'': With:]]'' Hitomi raises a puppy to be a [[MeaningfulName seeing guide dog who she nameds is Eye]], which is actually an elaborate bilingual pun: Eye is a Labrador, "lab" is pronounced "rabu" in Japanese; "rabu" is how the English word "love" is pronounced; "love" in Japanese is "ai" which sounds like "eye"; "Hitomi" also means "eye". Shy Hitomi feels a connection with Eye, the runt of the litter so there's another layer: "mi" means eye, "mi" sounds like "me" ("he reminds me of me").



* Moneypenny [Samantha Bond]'s "You always were a cunning linguist [[spoiler: (cunnilinguist)]], James" to James Bond in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. [[http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/Moneypenny Source]].

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* Moneypenny [Samantha Bond]'s "You always were a cunning linguist [[spoiler: (cunnilinguist)]], James" to James Bond in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. [[http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/Moneypenny Source]].Source.]]
15th Oct '16 4:00:00 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Early on, when Genma (in panda form) is handed a loaf of bread, Dr. Tofu makes a dumb joke regarding the fact that "panda" and "pan da" ("It is bread") are homophones in Japanese. The English translation had to rewrite the joke to being "the breadwinner".

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Early on, when Genma (in panda form) is handed a loaf of bread, Dr. Tofu makes a dumb joke regarding the fact that "panda" and "pan da" ("It ("It/That is bread") are homophones in Japanese. The English translation had to rewrite the joke to being "the breadwinner".
15th Oct '16 3:58:27 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Early on, when Genma (in panda form) is handed a loaf of bread, Dr. Tofu makes a dumb joke regarding the fact that "panda" and "pan da" ("It is bread") are homophones in Japanese. The English translation had to rewrite the joke to being "the breadwinner".
10th Oct '16 5:39:04 PM Wuz
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* A joke in Chinese has somebody whose name is 珠月坡 (Zhu Yuepo) gets called 猪肚皮 (pig's belly skin) instead. The words 珠 and 猪 are pronounced the same, and 月坡 and 肚皮 are written with the same strokes, but with the left part of 坡 moved onto 肚 (essentially a visual-based pun).
9th Oct '16 10:20:32 AM Trueman001
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* There's an SF fantastical short story where the situation get so bad that the main character tenders his resignation by orally instructing the comms officer send two words to headquarters, "I quit." Later, through a series of miraculous contrivances, all becomes well. Except that due to the resignation message the hero will be unable to reap the rewards of his labors. The day is saved (for the final time) when it turns out that the comms officer sent the two words "Ike Witt," a person know to both [=HQ=] and the hero. Headquarters had duly transferred Ike Witt to the hero's command.

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* There's an The classic SF fantastical short story where ''Placet is a Crazy Place'' starts with the situation get getting so bad that the main character tenders his resignation by orally instructing the comms officer send two words to headquarters, "I quit." Later, through a series of miraculous contrivances, all becomes well. Except that due to the resignation message the hero will be unable to reap the rewards of his labors. The day is saved (for the final time) when it turns out that the comms officer sent the two words "Ike Witt," a person know to both [=HQ=] and the hero. Headquarters had duly transferred Ike Witt to the hero's command.
16th Sep '16 6:04:45 AM HammerOfJustice
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**Because they're not actually homophones. "Suit" rhymes with "lute" while "soot" rhymes with "put".
13th Sep '16 2:43:09 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The move "Poison Jab" in {{VideoGame/Pokemon}}, which can be learned not only by Pokémon of the Poison type or who have fangs/stingers/spines to inject their poison with, but also Fighting Pokémon.[[note]] Who "jab" with their fists.[[/note]]
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