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Let's break this all down, shall we?

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  • PUN: Same word (either pronunciation or spelling) with multiple meanings

  • HOMOPHONE: Same pronunciation/different spelling (e.g., morning/mourning)

  • ORONYM: Slightly different pronunciation often in extended words or phrases (e.g., ice cream/I scream)

  • HOMOGRAPH: Different pronunciation/same spelling (e.g., “wind” a clock/dust in the “wind”)

  • HOMONYM: Same pronunciation/same spelling (“stalk” of celery/“stalk” a person)

  • HOMONYM WITH INTERNAL PUN (HIP): Homonym, but only part of the word contains the pun (e.g., contently/conTENTly)

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