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    What would be the correct term or what are they called?

    New to the site, and been looking all over for the terminology, oh just been curious as to what the following examples would be called, as I have tried to research them on Google/yahoo etc with no luck! Sort of a word play of two or more words in a sentence that can spell out another word, but are not compound words or as such, just a normal or fidgeted sentence with two or more words that can spell out another word.

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    For tea..... or Forty Twin tea ...or twenty

    I bought "for tea" tea bags "for" I "won" "twin tea" cups of the stuff.

    State meant...or statement

    In another "state meant" that we were no longer in our home state.

    Of ten.... or often

    I purchased a bag "of ten", then another bag of twenty.

    Men knew....or menu

    The men knew the faced dangerous times.

    Real Lies...or realize
    Come Post or compost

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    I'd even be content in knowing what words that sound like words are called, IE Ate..eight, for four..etc...

    Thanks, look forward to hearing what you all have to add to the list!

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    Re: What would be the correct term or what are they called?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawppy View Post
    New to the site, and been looking all over for the terminology, oh just been curious as to what the following examples would be called, as I have tried to research them on Google/yahoo etc with no luck! Sort of a word play of two or more words in a sentence that can spell out another word, but are not compound words or as such, just a normal or fidgeted sentence with two or more words that can spell out another word.

    Examples:

    For tea..... or Forty Twin tea ...or twenty

    I bought "for tea" tea bags "for" I "won" "twin tea" cups of the stuff.

    State meant...or statement

    In another "state meant" that we were no longer in our home state.

    Of ten.... or often

    I purchased a bag "of ten", then another bag of twenty.

    Men knew....or menu

    The men knew the faced dangerous times.

    Real Lies...or realize
    Come Post or compost

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    I'd even be content in knowing what words that sound like words are called, IE Ate..eight, for four..etc...

    Thanks, look forward to hearing what you all have to add to the list!
    As far as I know, these can only be called "misunderstandings".

    We have a term "homophone" for two words that sound alike but have different meanings. Many of your examples sound the same but are different words. However, "twin tea" does not sound like "twenty"; "of ten" does not sound like "often"; "men knew" does not sound like "menu"; and "come post" does not sound like "compost".

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