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    Quote Originally Posted by solg View Post
    I've got another one:

    The *fair* maiden went to the *fair*, and it was such a *fair* day that, though the prices weren't *fair*, she bought many things.


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    Vicente, get ready as it seems we're facing a tough competitor with solg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    Thanks everybody!!


    Is there a similar situation with Spanish words?
    ¡Claro que si!

    1) La visita al zoológico no se *cobra*, y se puede observar la *cobra* recién adquirida.
    2) Cuando iba al *banco*, vi a María sentada en un *banco*.
    3) Juan hoy *vino* con el *vino* que le pedimos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentle View Post
    Vicente, get ready as it seems we're facing a tough competitor with solg!
    Yes, we are!! Solg looks formidible!!

    Here we go!:

    The *fair* maiden went to the *fair*, and it was such a *fair* day that, though the prices weren't *fair*, she bought many things and even found a good buy or two but had to compete with the crowd since the bargains were *fair* game for everybody.
    Last edited by vicente; 02-26-2018 at 08:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnabellaG View Post
    ¡Claro que si!

    1) La visita al zoológico no se *cobra*, y se puede observar la *cobra* recién adquirida.
    2) Cuando iba al *banco*, vi a María sentada en un *banco*.
    3) Juan hoy *vino* con el *vino* que le pedimos.
    Excelente Anabella! Que lástima que no soy capaz de competir en un juego de palabras en Español
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    Yes, we are!! Solg looks formidible!!

    Here we go!:

    The *fair* maiden went to the *fair*, and it was such a *fair* day that, though the prices weren't *fair*, she bought many things and even found a good buy or two but had to compete with the crowd since the bargains were *fair* game for everybody.
    Loved it!

    He's one in Spanish:

    Ayer dejó un *sobre* *sobre* la mesa, y al no encontrarlo esta mañana se *sobre*saltó. *Sobre* sustos no sé nada, pero el que tuvo basta y *sobra*.

    I'm bending the rules a little with sobresaltó and sobra, but I couldn't help myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by solg View Post
    Loved it!

    He's one in Spanish:

    Ayer dejó un *sobre* *sobre* la mesa, y al no encontrarlo esta mañana se *sobre*saltó. *Sobre* sustos no sé nada, pero el que tuvo basta y *sobra*.

    I'm bending the rules a little with sobresaltó and sobra, but I couldn't help myself

    Me encantan las frases que se están armando, mas considerando que están usando solo palabras homónimas homógrafas. ¡Cuando se arranque con las homófonas esto va a ser un descontrol!

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    For Anabellag:

    Cuando vaya al campo, cruzaré la valla y probaré las bayas de aquel arbusto.

    And one in English:

    Seize the day! Thinks the sailor as he sees out to the blue seas.

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