Isn’t the English language just wonderful?
Take today’s WordPress one-word prompt “object“. I read it as “object – a thing you can see, touch and smell and maybe even taste”, if you’re that way inclined.
Someone else might read it as “object – to express disapproval for something”.
Linguistically they are known as heteronyms – words that are spelt the same but are pronounced differently and have different meaning.
I object to placing the priceless object in full view of the public – like the one in the featured photo above. It is an old Christmas ornament that I found in my Gran’s flat in Portugal. It is rather delicate. I brought it all the way back home because it is a reminder of my Grandmother. For me this object is priceless – an object that I object displaying in public in case it breaks.
Here are some more examples:
I advocate the advocate to speak on my behalf.
The dove dove straight down to catch the worm wriggling on the grass.
The nurse wound the bandage around the wound.
I love English.