Oronyms

An oronym is a string of words or a phrase that sounds the same as another string of words or phrase, but is spelt differently, e.g. ice cream and I scream. Oronyms usually occur because sometimes in speech it is almost impossible to tell where one word ends and the next begins. This seamlessness of speech can often cause misunderstandings, so be careful how you phrase the things you say.


The good can decay many ways.
The good
candy came anyways.
The stuffy nose can lead to problems.
The
stuff he knows can lead to problems.
A politician's fate often hangs in a delicate balance.
A politician's fate often hangs in a
delegate balance.
Some others I've seen on the street.
Some
mothers I've seen on the street.
Reading is allowed in the library.
Reading is
aloud in the library.
Why don't you take a nice cold shower.
Why don't you take
an ice cold shower.
Be careful how you choose a name for your baby.
Be careful how you choose
an aim for your baby.
If you listen you can hear the night rain.
If you listen you can hear the
night train.
The stripper's act was a new direction.
The stripper's act was a
nude erection.
I didn't see Mabel at school today.
I didn't
seem able at school today.
Urgent peace talks were needed to avert a war.
Urgent
pea stalks were needed to avert a war.
That's the biggest hurdle I've ever seen!
That's the biggest
turtle I've ever seen!
I don't know how mature people enjoy such sights
I don't know how
much your people enjoy such sights.
The old drunk's beer drips down the drain.
The old drunk's
beard rips down the drain.
See the farmer's field red with poppies.
See the farmer's
feel dread with poppies.
Will your pet catch it before he comes back in?
Will your pet
cat shit before he comes back in?
The parcel was secured by a grey tape.
The parcel was secured by a
great ape.
He was very cold, but he was a nice man.
He was very cold, but he was
an ice man.
He greedily tucked into the juicy plum pie.
He greedily tucked into the juicy
plump eye.
If you smoke heavily you may cough a lot.
If you smoke heavily you
make off a lot.
The poker player called for a new deal.
The poker player called for a
nude eel.
The sharp pain gave him something to yelp at.
The sharp pain gave him something to
yell Pat.
The florist had tulips of vibrant red.
The florist had
two lips of vibrant red.
Ice cream for a tasty teatime treat.
I scream for a tasty teatime treat.
The therapist taught me to be myself.
The therapist taught me to be
mice elf.
I forget when it was I first knew Teresa Green.
I forget when it was I first knew
trees are green.
I love the patterns on your new woolen carpet.
I love the patterns on your new woolen
car, pet.
He drank so much, he fell into oblivion.
He drank so much, he fell into
a Bolivian.

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