Don’t be homophobic.

No, this isn’t a post about sexual orientation.  What I’m referring to is homophones.

Don’t know what a homophone is?  Hint, it’s not a phone for gay and lesbian folks.

Homo = same, phone/phonetic = sound

You probably learned about homophones in grade school.  A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but differs in meaning.

Here’s some examples:

Role Roll

The role of Romeo was played by Leonardo di Caprio in the 1996 movie.

When playing craps you roll the dice.

Rain, reign, rein

I love the rain. It’s perfect weather for staying indoors.

The dictator’s reign came to an end after the coup.

A rider needs to grab the reins on a horse to control it.


These are just 2 sets of homophones. What other homophones are there?