which word?

We got a Polish Translation for Shotwell this week, which lead to Jim realizing that the word Polish changed meaning completely when it lost its capital: polish.  As in to make things shiny.  Are there any other English words with such a huge change when capitalized?

1 comment:

Petra said...

Turkey. Though that doesn't change its pronunciation. Oh, and plenty of names are homophonous with regular words: Matt/mat, Mark/mark, John/john (though that's probably eponymous), Hooker/hooker (just had to throw in another eponymous example!). But those are the easy answers. Now I'll be trying to think of another word that has a different pronunciation and a different meaning.