noun: The use of a word different from the one intended.
- homophene noun: A word or phrase that, when spoken, appears to be the same as a different word or phrase on a person's lips, for example "my" and "pie".
- dupery Definition: (noun) Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage. Synonyms: hoax, put-on, humbug, fraudulence. Usage: Even the most intelligent among us may be tempted by the dupery of Internet con artists if we are not careful. Discuss
- metonymy noun: A figure of speech in which someone or something is referred to by the name of something associated. For example, the use of the word "crown" to refer to "monarchy".
- give-and-take Definition: (noun) An exchange of views on some topic. Synonyms: discussion, word. Usage: Paul and I were having a civil give-and-take on the issue of gun control, but Maria became uncomfortable and insisted that we change the subject. Discuss