almost the same

English is a cornucopia of homonyms. You can find the oddest ways to say almost anything, and generate misunderstanding because there’s another word that sounds exactly the same.

Some friends that I chat with every day were trading links as usual, and this video clip surfaced. This is a very funny clip of Ken Jennings on Jeopardy. It’s safe for most work environments – I would hate to work in a place that would fire you over it.

A debate ensued in the chatroom about whether or not Ken’s answer was correct. I assert that his answer was wrong. The “hoe” is not a seeker of pleasure, but rather a provider of said service. The correct answer can be verified here – click on the fifth definition.

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Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof. -- J.K. Galbraith

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