Example -- You can pronounce NOW. (take a bow)
But put a K in front of it and get -- KNOW (ho, ho, ho)
These examples require context --
LEAD The verb-- I will lead you to the store
or the noun -- Lead is a piece of metal.
How do you pronounce polish? (Oh, you are getting the idea.)
Polish the silverware.
Polish is his first language.
Then there is the fun you can have with the language. (I suppose this can be done in other languages as well.)
I am smart; you are overbearing.
I am calm; you are comatose.
I am thrifty; you are stingy.
Okay, enough of that. How about a couple of cartoons!
Look Out! He'll be cross-eyed!