Rain v Rein v Reign

Rain v Rein v Reign

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What’s the difference between rain, rein and reign? Rain is that watery stuff that falls out of the sky and makes Californians bad drivers. Rein is the thin strip of leather used to lead an animal. You would also use this spelling…

Gorilla v Guerrilla

Gorilla v Guerrilla

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What’s the difference between gorilla and guerrilla? Gorilla is the animal, the great ape. People usually don’t misspell or misuse this form of the word when writing about the animal. The confusion comes when referring to “gorilla warfare,” which, unless you actually…

Yearn v Urn

Yearn v Urn

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What’s the difference between yearn and urn? In an era of shorthand everything – when “ur” means “your” or “you’re” in text messages – it’s easy to see the root of the problem, even though these two words are not pronounced the…

Fowl v Foul

Fowl v Foul

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What’s the difference between fowl and foul? Fowl refers to birds. And that’s it. It’s all birds all the time with fowl. So think of the W in the word and think Wings. Easy peasy. Foul is probably the word you meant…

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