I believe it is called a homophone – a word that, while spelled and sounding the same, has a number of unrelated meanings. It just occurred to me on Wednesday while cutting up fabric scraps in my never-ending attempt to put them to good use, that “pink” is a homophone. It’s not only a colour, currently infecting my sensibilities (and, it seems, my Making Fridays), but also a verb, meaning to cut zig-zag edges with a special pair of scissors called pinking shears.
My shears did a lot of pinking today, turning long scraps into pretty fabric ribbons, some of which are now available for sale in my Etsy shop. The price? Well, it’s a snip!