Pet a pet, drink a drink, etc...

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  1. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    I am obsessed with words that can be used as a verb and a noun in such a way that the verb can act on the noun (and have it make sense).

    Some examples are:

    Pet a pet.
    Play a play.
    Drink a drink.
    Switch a switch.
    Watch a watch.
    Dance a dance.
    Screw a screw.
    String a string.

    Aaron
    Light a light.

    Cpt BMF
    Dick a dick.
    Pack a pack.
    Ram a ram.
    Stick a stick.
    Jump a jump.
    Horde a horde.
    Run a run.
    Tie a tie.
    Stay a stay.
    Smell a smell.
    Cost a cost.
    Post a post.
    alter an alter
    list a list.
    cheat a cheat.
    Dream a dream.
    Wish a wish.
    Lock a lock.


    Memebag
    Clone a clone.
    Finger a finger.
    Find a find.
    Group a group.
    Guard a guard.
    Jerk a jerk.
    Tongue a tongue.
    Thread a thread.

    Oren

    Stalk a stalk.
    F*ck a F*ck.

    riskybzns
    Fart a fart.

    rickster53
    Ride a ride

    hyson
    Pilot a pilot
    Ship a ship
    Mail mail
    Check a check
    Paper with paper
    Cover a cover
    Sink a sink
    Rock a rock
    Roll a roll
    Tap a tap
    Type type
    Key a key
    Swim a swim
    Dog a dog
    Pick a pick


    HecticArt
    fry a fry
    smoke a smoke
    stack a stack
    button a button

    Can you think of any more? I've always wanted to make a list but I never have. Is there a special name for words like these?
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  2. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    You can bug a bug.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    light a light ... ?
     
  4. Oren

    Oren Well-Known Member

    I think they are called homonyms.
     
  5. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    They are examples of homonyms but a homonym is also something like left. It is spelled the same but has a different meaning.
     
  6. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    I've thought of this one before but I couldn't remember it. I often think of them randomly but I've never made a list. I really need to start one.
     
  7. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    (for the gays) Dick a dick
     
  8. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    That's toeing the line but I'll approve it.

    Pack a pack.

    I've been toying with Light a light. I'm not sure if it really qualifies.
     
  9. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Ram a ram?
     
  10. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Clone a clone.
    Finger a finger.
    Find a find.
    Group a group.
    Guard a guard.
    Jerk a jerk.
    Tongue a tongue.
     
  11. Oren

    Oren Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but isn't that the same as in the examples you've given? Spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meaning?

    I am pretty sure you have given examples of homonyms. (I hope I am not misunderstanding your reply).
     
  12. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    I have yes but what the thread is about is a word that is both a verb and a noun. Also when the verb acts on the noun it actually makes sense. Every example I'm giving (as well as others) are homonyms but not every homonym makes sense for this specific type (I know there has to be a word that means what this thread is about) of word.

    It doesn't make sense to say:

    Left a left. - although it is a homonym.

    Another example for the OP. Stick a stick.
     
  13. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

  14. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    horde a horde.
     
  15. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    That's stretching it a bit.

    You can dance a dance though!
     
  16. Oren

    Oren Well-Known Member

    I saw a cat stalk a stalk of celery.

    LOL! Man! Is THAT a stretch. :p
     
  17. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Apparently you've never snowboarder or biked. Jumping a jump is what you do.
     
  18. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

  19. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Goddamit... I can see myself being obsessed with the question now...

    ha... question a question.
     
  20. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

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