Please

Please

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Experimenting with words..

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Please.

It has many forms and ways to be delivered and each has a different effect based on situations.

I'm pleased to meet you.

I'm very hard to please.

How will you please me?

Will you please shut up?

One can easily distinguish, it can be used seductively as well as a retort, as a sign of arrogance or as in the first example, etiquettes.


© 2017 Dr. YumnaKay


Author's Note

Dr. YumnaKay
No, I'm not an English teacher and definitely not trying to teach lol. Just thought English is a funny language :p

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You use one word with one spelling, and as for as many aspects of "please" as you've used, it's only a fraction of all that reaming you didn't … there are sooo many.
It is true, Yumna, that English is one of the most controversial languages there is, and this is because so many meanings for the same word spelling.
Consider this:
Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings. HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings (such as "please"). Heteronyms are a type of homograph that are also spelled the same and have different meanings, but sound different.
One example of the homophone (among hundreds in the English language) is:
CELL
1 a prison cell: room, cubicle, chamber; dungeon, oubliette, lockup.
2 each cell of the honeycomb: compartment, cavity, hole, hollow, section, skin cell.
3 terrorist cells: unit, faction, arm, section, ring, coterie, group.
SAIL
noun
the ship's sails: canvas, sailcloth.
verb
1 we sailed across the Atlantic: voyage, travel by water, steam, navigate, cruise.
2 you can learn to sail here: yacht, boat, go sailing; crew, helm.
3 we sail tonight: set sail, put to sea, leave port, weigh anchor, shove off.
4 he is sailing the ship: steer, pilot, navigate, con, helm, captain; informal skipper.
5 clouds were sailing past: glide, drift, float, flow, sweep, skim, coast, flit.
6 a pencil sailed past his ear: whiz, speed, streak, shoot, whip, buzz, zoom, flash; fly, wing, soar, zip.
SALE
1 the sale of firearms: selling, vending; dealing, trading. ANTONYMS purchase.
2 they make a sale every minute: deal, transaction. ANTONYMS purchase.
3 there's a sale on: markdown, discount, blowout, clearance (sale), fire sale, liquidation (sale), closeout.
SELL
1 they are selling their house: put up for sale, offer for sale, put on sale, dispose of, vend, auction (off); trade, barter. ANTONYMS buy.
2 he sells cakes: trade in, deal in, traffic in, stock, carry, offer for sale, peddle, hawk, retail, market.
3 the book should sell well: go, be bought, be purchased; move, be in demand.
4 it sells for $79.95: cost, be priced at, retail at, go for, be.
5 he still has to sell his plan to management: promote; persuade someone to accept, talk someone into, bring someone around to, win someone over to, win approval for.
CEL
A transparent sheet of celluloid or similar film material, which can be drawn on and used in the production of cartoons.

To me, the most confusing part of learning English (for a non-English speaking person) would be in understanding what is being said when listening to any of the following homophone words spoken in a conversation:

HOMOPHONES
Here is a list of 443 examples of British English and American English pronounced homophones:
accessary, accessory
ad, add
aid, aide
ail, ale
air, heir
aisle, I'll, isle
all, awl
allowed, aloud
alms, arms
altar, alter
arc, ark
aren't, aunt
ate, eight
auger, augur
auk, orc
aural, oral
away, aweigh
awe, oar, or, ore
axel, axle
aye, eye, I
bail, bale
bait, bate
baize, bays
bald, bawled
ball, bawl
band, banned
bard, barred
bare, bear
bark, barque
baron, barren
base, bass
bay, bey
bazaar, bizarre
be, bee
beach, beech
bean, been
beat, beet
beau, bow
beer, bier
bel, bell, belle
berry, bury
berth, birth
bight, bite, byte
billed, build
bitten, bittern
blew, blue
bloc, block
boar, bore
board, bored
boarder, border
bold, bowled
boos, booze
born, borne
bough, bow
boy, buoy
brae, bray
braid, brayed
braise, brays, braze
brake, break
bread, bred
brews, bruise
bridal, bridle
broach, brooch
bur, burr
but, butt
buy, by, bye
buyer, byre
calendar, calender
call, caul
canvas, canvass
cast, caste
caster, castor
caught, court
caw, core, corps
cede, seed
ceiling, sealing
cell, sell
censer, censor, sensor
cent, scent, sent
cereal, serial
cheap, cheep
check, cheque
choir, quire
chord, cord
cite, sight, site
clack, claque
clew, clue
climb, clime
close, cloze
coal, kohl
coarse, course
coign, coin
colonel, kernel
complacent, complaisant
complement, compliment
coo, coup
cops, copse
council, counsel
cousin, cozen
creak, creek
crews, cruise
cue, kyu, queue
curb, kerb
currant, current
cymbol, symbol
dam, damn
days, daze
dear, deer
descent, dissent
desert, dessert
deviser, divisor
dew, due
die, dye
discreet, discrete
doe, doh, dough
done, dun
douse, dowse
draft, draught
dual, duel
earn, urn
eery, eyrie
ewe, yew, you
faint, feint
fah, far
fair, fare
farther, father
fate, fête
faun, fawn
fay, fey
faze, phase
feat, feet
fence, fense
ferrule, ferule
few, phew
fie, phi
file, phial
find, fined
fir, fur
fizz, phiz
flair, flare
flaw, floor
flea, flee
flex, flecks
flew, flu, flue
floe, flow
flour, flower
foaled, fold
for, fore, four
foreword, forward
fort, fought
forth, fourth
foul, fowl
franc, frank
freeze, frieze
friar, fryer
furs, furze
gait, gate
galipot, gallipot
gallop, galop
gamble, gambol
gays, gaze
genes, jeans
gild, guild
gilt, guilt
giro, gyro
gnaw, nor
gneiss, nice
gorilla, guerilla
grate, great
greave, grieve
greys, graze
grisly, grizzly
groan, grown
guessed, guest
hail, hale
hair, hare
hall, haul
hangar, hanger
hart, heart
haw, hoar, w***e
hay, hey
heal, heel, he'll
hear, here
heard, herd
he'd, heed
heroin, heroine
hew, hue
hi, high
higher, hire
him, hymn
ho, hoe
hoard, horde
hoarse, horse
holey, holy, wholly
hour, our
idle, idol
in, inn
indict, indite
it's, its
jewel, joule
key, quay
knave, nave
knead, need
knew, new
knight, night
knit, nit
knob, nob
knock, nock
knot, not
know, no
knows, nose
laager, lager
lac, lack
lade, laid
lain, lane
lam, lamb
laps, lapse
larva, lava
lase, laze
law, lore
lay, ley
lea, lee
leach, leech
lead, led
leak, leek
lean, lien
lessen, lesson
levee, levy
liar, lyre
licence, license
licker, liquor
lie, lye
lieu, loo
links, lynx
lo, low
load, lode
loan, lone
locks, lox
loop, loupe
loot, lute
made, maid
mail, male
main, mane
maize, maze
mall, maul
manna, manner
mantel, mantle
mare, mayor
mark, marque
marshal, martial
marten, martin
mask, masque
maw, more
me, mi
mean, mien
meat, meet, mete
medal, meddle
metal, mettle
meter, metre
might, mite
miner, minor, mynah
mind, mined
missed, mist
moat, mote
mode, mowed
moor, more
moose, mousse
morning, mourning
muscle, mussel
naval, navel
nay, neigh
nigh, nye
none, nun
od, odd
ode, owed
oh, owe
one, won
packed, pact
packs, pax
pail, pale
pain, pane
pair, pare, pear
palate, palette, pallet
pascal, paschal
paten, patten, pattern
pause, paws, pores, pours
pawn, porn
pea, pee
peace, piece
peak, peek, peke, pique
peal, peel
pearl, purl
pedal, peddle
peer, pier
pi, pie
pica, pika
place, plaice
plain, plane
pleas, please
plum, plumb
pole, poll
poof, pouffe
practice, practise
praise, prays, preys
principal, principle
profit, prophet
quarts, quartz
quean, queen
rain, reign, rein
raise, rays, raze
rap, wrap
raw, roar
read, reed
read, red
real, reel
reek, wreak
rest, wrest
retch, wretch
review, revue
rheum, room
right, rite, wright, write
ring, wring
road, rode
roe, row
role, roll
roo, roux, rue
rood, rude
root, route
rose, rows
rota, rotor
rote, wrote
rough, ruff
rouse, rows
rung, wrung
rye, wry
saver, savour
spade, spayed
sale, sail
sane, seine
satire, satyr
sauce, source
saw, soar, sore
scene, seen
scull, skull
sea, see
seam, seem
sear, seer, sere
seas, sees, seize
sew, so, sow
shake, sheikh
shear, sheer
shoe, shoo
sic, sick
side, sighed
sign, sine
sink, synch
slay, sleigh
sloe, slow
sole, soul
some, sum
son, sun
sort, sought
spa, spar
staid, stayed
stair, stare
stake, steak
stalk, stork
stationary, stationery
steal, steel
stile, style
storey, story
straight, strait
sweet, suite
swat, swot
tacks, tax
tale, tail
talk, torque
tare, tear
taught, taut, tort
te, tea, tee
team, teem
tear, tier
teas, tease
terce, terse
tern, turn
there, their, they're
threw, through
throes, throws
throne, thrown
thyme, time
tic, tick
tide, tied
tire, tyre
to, too, two
toad, toed, towed
told, tolled
tole, toll
ton, tun
tor, tore
tough, tuff
troop, troupe
tuba, tuber
vain, vane, vein
vale, veil
vial, vile
wail, wale, whale
wain, wane
waist, waste
wait, weight
waive, wave
wall, waul
war, wore
ware, wear, where
warn, worn
wart, wort
watt, what
wax, whacks
way, weigh, whey
we, wee, whee
weak, week
we'd, weed
weal, we'll, wheel
wean, ween
weather, whether
weaver, weever
weir, we're
were, whirr
wet, whet
wheald, wheeled
which, witch
whig, wig
while, wile
whine, wine
whirl, whorl
whirled, world
whit, wit
white, wight
who's, whose
woe, whoa
wood, would
yaw, yore, your, you're
yoke, yolk
you'll, yule

I truly enjoyed your creative play on the word "please", and I deeply respect your learned skills in speaking the English language so fluently and accurately as you do, Yumna.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, "I don't think there is much of anything you can't do, once you've set your brilliant, creative mind to doing it."

I very much enjoyed your little treatise on the homograph "please" … thank you for You, Doctor YumnaKay 👩🏽‍🎓 ⁓ Richard : )

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

11 Months Ago

Oh my! I couldn't help but smile at this review, Richard. The least I can say is that I'll sure find.. read more
Richard 🍃

11 Months Ago

What's it all worth, Doc, if we can't have a bit of fun and learn something along the way, eh? : )



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What about please can I have? Or the old Beatles song please, please me? This I like for its quirkiness.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

In actual life, I am very hard to please but this virtual life here made it easy 😉
Thank .. read more
you said it enjoying the language is a way to learn it

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Yes, indeed it is! Thank you for adding your thoughts here ☺
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English is a very beautiful language offering one many (if not infinite) possibilities of expression.

I adore it.

I am also fond of, Japanese. The sounds are just wondrous.

This written piece has much to teach one in the form of context. You've done well with sharing it, even if it was only as a simple expression of your amusement.

Thank you.

Much love,

LR

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Thank you, LR! I agree! Funny was intended as adoring because I literally swim in English the whole .. read more
FIN

2 Years Ago

Always.

Much love,

LR
English is a funny language. It's also an extremely complex language. Sometimes it seems like there are an infinite amount of English words with multiple definitions and connotations. Most people who speak British English or American English don't realize how truly complex it really is.

This was a somewhat funny compilation of phrases and you really pointed out a number of complexities and contradictions regarding the English language.

This was pleasantly amusing, My Fellow Traveler. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Lovecraft! That's what happens when a mind is bores af lol 😛
Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

*bored 😛😂
I like how you like to explore the language.
I am not being crude but for me the most versatile word in the English language is F*ck !!
It can replace almost any word in everyday conversation (and does in the USA, Ireland and the UK).
It's versatility can be demonstrated in this 'visual' list Yumna
http://uberhumor.com/a-tribute-to-the-word-f**k-30-pictures

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Did I? I thought I came here normal lol but yes wanting to become wild 😛
And that won't ha.. read more
Tony Jordan

2 Years Ago

Oooh... b***h lol.
Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

💤💤💤💤💤💤
Every language has its own nuances. All amusing when you think about it.
Nicely written.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

I agree! Thank you for adding your thoughts here, Shabeeh! I appreciate it ☺
English is supposedly one of the hardest languages to learn lol cause we have so many rules yet so many exceptions as well, its crazy and ridiculous, haha you captured it perfectly here too! :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Kesha

2 Years Ago

Well you are a genius ;) hehe.

You are very welcome, I quite enjoy your writing
Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Hahah not genius just too free these days lol
And thank you for appreciating my crazy writing.. read more
Kesha

2 Years Ago

Haha you are welcome :)
This one should be in a collection of "Play with Words" or "Have Fun with English!". This is something that a lot of people know, but few bother to write it down - and even fewer can express it in a playful way :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

I find the adding writing section on this site pretty much limited in regard with type. It's either .. read more
Hehhehe... I like this..

Very playful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Thank you! I find the whole language playful lol.
Farmgirl

2 Years Ago

Yes it can be ... lol
I agree. A wonderful word with so many meaning. Please is a word attempting to rise a dead place or emotion. Thank you for sharing the amazing words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

Thank you! I find with each passing day, adding to my knowledge..
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Knowledge is never-ending and you are welcome dear Poet.

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