Word Play

Years ago, a friend hit me with a brain teaser. He said think of a common English word. Then capitalize the first letter, and you change not only its pronunciation, but its meaning as well.

I think I’ve gone one better.

Think of two common English words, one noun and one adjective. These two words are completely etymologically unrelated and pronounced differently, but spelled exactly the same — even to the whole capitalizing issue.

No prizes, but I will post the answers Saturday morning if no one gets them. Which I’m quite certain someone will.

Update: the answers I intended were “polish/Polish” and “number.” RM, nice try, but a LOT of those are related in origin.

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