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A Pair of Pears

When you walk into the supermarket intending to buy a pear do you ever realize that when you buy a single pear it sounds the same as pair? Unfortunatly when you say you are buying a single pear in most cases you will be saying it verbally which could make it confusing.What if you only want one pear? It wouldn't be a pair at all then now would it? English is a rather confusing language but a single pear not being a pair at all makes it all the worse.To make the english language atleast a tid bit simpler the world pear should be changed to something that does not sound the exact same as another english word.If the word pear were to be changed people who stumble upon this question by mistake and spend hours a day pondering it would no longer lose sleep at the price of this subject.

By Kevin Holloway

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