ENGLISCH/874: Brainteasers (194) Return of the homonyms (SB)

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194 Return of the homonyms

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Here are some more little homonyms. The words we are looking for each have two meanings. Can you identify the homonyms described here?

1. A part of the eye or a schoolchild:

2. A sausage or an old car:

3. Currents of warm air and a form of underwear:

4. The "skin" of a tree and the sound made by a domestic animal:


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AEROSPACE means nowadays the industry of building aircraft and vehicles and equipment to be sent into space.

But it was supposed to be AEROSPHERE which means atmosphere:

The earth's aerosphere (Erdatmosphäre) and the space beyond (Luft- und Weltraum).

BIOFEEDBACK is B the noun for the control of brain waves.

A technique of controlling your own brain waves to regulate mental states by using information "feed back" by a machine. The prefix "bio" comes from the Greek "bios" (= life). (German: Biofeedback)

ANTI-OXIDANT is C: preservative

Food preservative that inhibits oxidation of oils and fats. Composed of the prefix anti- (= against) and the French suffix oxidant (means of oxygen). (German: Antioxidant, ein Konservierungsmittel für Fette)

A DISCOTHEQUE is D: a nightclub...

...for dancing to recorded music. The word derives from the French discothèque which means a collection of recordings. (German: Disco)

A MOGUL is A: a bump on a ski slope

It consists of packed snow on a ski slope where skiers turn. Also a raised area of hard snow that you jump over when you are skiing. It derives from the Norwegian word "muge" (= heap) (German: Buckel - Buckelpiste)

16 November 2009