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Some quirks found in the pronunciation of modern English

  • The viking shot his bow from the bow of his longship.
  • The soldier decided to eat his dessert in the desert after he deserted.
  • The bandage was wound around the wound.
  • We polish the Polish furniture.
  • He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  • A farm can produce produce.
  • The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.
  • The present is a good time to present the present.
  • At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum
  • The dove dove into the bushes.
  • I did not object to the object.
  • The insurance for the invalid was invalid.
  • There was a row in the row (queue) about whose turn to row the boat.
  • They were too close to the door to close it.
  • The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  • They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
  • To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  • The wind was too strong to wind up the sail.
  • After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
  • I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.
  • I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  • How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
  • I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

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