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Old 12-12-2011, 01:08 AM
Farmer Jane Farmer Jane is offline
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Originally Posted by brocks View Post
Since the words are supposed to be unrelated, I don't see any need for them to be pronounced the same. And in that case:

tear - separate something into pieces
tear - run fast
tear - a drop from your eye

Aren't the first two related? Because to 'tear' (run fast), you are 'tearing up' the ground.