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.

By elyograg

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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