Weird English #2

Why do we use the same spelling for two different meanings and often two different pronunciations?

Produce (groceries) and produce (create something)
Wound (affliction) and wound (action of winding)
Polish (make things shiny) and Polish (an east european people group)
Dove (to dive) and Dove (the bird)
Row (argument) and row (with paddles)
Does (deer) and does (to do)
Sow (pig) and sow (with seeds)
Intimate (suggest) and intimate (close)

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