Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    quick question

    what is it called when two words of different meaning are put together they sound like one word. eg. idle eyes - idolize. thanks

  2. curmudgeon's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 1,657
    #2

    Re: quick question

    I would call them 'homophonic phrases'


    Where did Humpty Dumpty leave his hat?
    Humpty dumped 'is 'at on a wall.
    (Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall)

    But I don't know what two-words-into-one is called

Similar Threads

  1. Just a quick question...
    By thestudentproofreader in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Jul-2006, 08:43
  2. quick question
    By JoeyChen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2006, 23:13
  3. Quick grammar question
    By Leopold in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-May-2005, 12:18
  4. quick question
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2003, 05:13

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •