So, a woman walks into a yoga studio to ask about their classes. She sees a class in progress and asks the administrator who it was for. The administrator smiles confidently, and answers:
“It’s a divers’ group.”
The woman is confused.
“Divers?” she asks. She also wonders how many divers there could be in the town? And why would divers be so interested in yoga?
“Why divers?” she asks.
“Because this class is for anyone,” she says. “We have specialized classes for specific groups — but this one is divers.”
That’s when the woman catches on, and realizes the misunderstanding.
“Oh,” she thinks to herself. “A diverse group. Of course!”
Explanation — This is an issue of syllable stress. The word DIVERS is stressed on the first syllable whereas the word DIVERSE is stressed on the second syllable.