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I just came out of an exam where an author used byte instead of bite in a line. The line was, "creating fake profiles, but at least she gets a byte of midnight love". It's driving me absolutely crazy because I just can't remember the name of the technique, substituting a word with another that sounds like it because it further exhibits that the character is online or whatever. Please help, I'm going insane.

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    It sounds like it was employing the use of a homonym in a pun. – squidlydeux Nov 7 '17 at 6:40
  • I suspect squidlydeux is correct and it might help it you could post a passage, or a link to one… – Robbie Goodwin Nov 12 '17 at 19:25

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