The words croc, crock sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do croc, crock sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: croc, crock are homophones of the English language.
Informal A crocodile.
An earthenware vessel.
A broken piece of earthenware.
Slang Foolish talk; nonsense: That story is just a crock.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.