"The bass swam around the bass drum on the ocean floor," by Felicia Lamport, Smithsonian Magazine, November, 1988 - In which the author proceeds to lay out the ideas that have this web site as their proceeds.

There is an active interest in heteronyms, with several lists published on the Web. These lists are largely overlapping, but each one has little something different. Some refer to the pairs as "homographs" instead of heteronyms. Either term is correct. "Heteronym" refers to the fact that the pairs are in fact different (hetero) words (nyms), i.e. have different meanings. "Homograph" refers to the fact that they have the same (homo) spelling (graph). One might also call them "heterophones" to refer to the fact that they have different pronunciations (phones).