Homophone Pairs by SheahanJ

Champion(s):

thorsleyd


Runner(s)-Up:

OppenheimS


Quiz Description

"Did you hear? John Hanning Speke says he finally tracked down its source to Lake Victoria."
"That's not true! I don't believe him!"

"Don't go into that dormitory for budget-minded travelers! It's enemy territory!"

"This quiz is stupid. It's just one big repository for phrases that almost sound alike, but don't."

How this works: this quiz will be all about homophones-- words and phrases which are pronounced similarly, but which are spelled differently and have different meanings. For each question, identify the thing that is being described. Each answer will consist of exactly two words, phrases, or names that are homophones of one another, and nothing else.

Thus, in the three examples above, the correct answers would be: THE NILE DENIAL, HOSTILE HOSTEL, and HOME OF PHONY HOMOPHONY.

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Questions:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son-- who happens to be orange-colored, made of one-inch square wafers, coated with cheddar dust, and is distributed under the Sunshine Biscuits brand."

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CHEEZ-ITS JESUS

"Did you hear about that horrible mishap on the set of Dirty Jobs? They accidentally hit the host with a shrink ray, and now he's one one-millionth of his previous size."

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MICRO MIKE ROWE

"It's the hottest new board game in the Mid-Atlantic! You start by removing a pig's heart, lungs, and brains, boil them and mix them with corn meal, fry the mixture into little squares, and then use the squares to spell out words."

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SCRAPPLE SCRABBLE

"I'm good friends with Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, P.J., and even Not Me, but I've never been introduced to that other weird ghost that hangs around the Keane house."

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I DON'T KNOW IDA KNOW

"King Henry hired him to help Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward with their homework-- but if their grades don't improve on their next report cards, it's off with his head for sure."

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TUDOR TUTOR

"Nobody goes to Delphi or looks at sheep entrails anymore. If you want to know what the future holds, the real trick is to study the outer ear."

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AURICLE ORACLE

"Let's see-- Kipling ordered the double scotch, and Rider Haggard had the mai tai. That must mean that this cup of nihonshu goes to that other gentleman-- the one who wrote 'Sredni Vashtar.'"

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SAKI'S SAKE

"The beast must be stopped! It's been terrorizing villagers and peasants in Desmond, Thomond, and Ormond-- all the way up to the Leinster and Connacht borders, in fact."

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MUNSTER MONSTER

"That's no ordinary IKEA bookcase-- why, it's a special custom model designed and named for the Red Sox's 'Spaceman' himself!"

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BILL LEE BILLY

"I tell my friends that I'm a singer-songwriter. And by 'singer,' I really mean that I wait tables at TGI Fridays, and by 'songwriter,' I mean that I like to go to the beach and emulate Duke Kahanamoku."

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SERVER-SURFER

"There's a new award out this year. It's for the best performance by an television actor or actress who plays a character with the same job as Quincy, Isles, or Dr. G."

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M.E. EMMY

"If Zeus is benevolent and all-powerful, why did he permit Penelope's husband to suffer so much on his journey home?"

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THE ODYSSEY THEODICY