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I need help with my son's homework

Original post made by JLS parent on Sep 1, 2006

We need a 6 letter word beginning with "p" which changes its pronounciation when capitalized.

I kid you not, I have no idea.

p.s. Just who is teaching our kids what??


Posted by got it, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 1, 2006 at 5:58 pm


Posted by RS, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 1, 2006 at 6:13 pm

The word is a type of word call a Capitonym

Posted by JLS parent, a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 1, 2006 at 7:36 pm

Thanks very much.

You learn something new every day.

Posted by George W., a resident of another community
on Sep 1, 2006 at 11:29 pm

You forgot Poland.

Posted by A kid, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 2, 2006 at 7:57 am

The word is Polish. polish, Polish...get it? I am a 9th grader at Gunn and when I was at JLS, I got that assingment.

Posted by Jim, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 2, 2006 at 9:14 am

I like mayo on my Polish.

Posted by jo, a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 3, 2006 at 11:16 pm

from wiki

Job's Job
In August, an august patriarch
Was reading an ad in Reading, Mass.
Long-suffering Job secured a job
To polish piles of Polish brass.

Herb's Herbs
A herb store owner, name of Herb,
Moved to a rainier Mount Rainier.
It would have been so nice in Nice,
And even tangier in Tangier.

Posted by Anna, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 6, 2006 at 4:54 pm

Polish, as in the country

Polish, as in the product label

Polite, when it begins a sentence...........

and on, and on...

How about going back to when kids wrote sentences and had the spelling corrected? Or, how about simple rote drills on spelling. Make a contest out of it! Gee, maybe we can call it something like a "spelling bee", and get kids excited about might even see someone make a movie about, what a concept!!! :)

Posted by Anna, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 6, 2006 at 4:56 pm

OK (blush) I'm all wet, I misread the original drill...

uh, I'll take mustard on that....:)

Posted by j, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 20, 2006 at 7:13 pm

let me guess, mr. wiener's class?