Thursday, August 26, 2010

Principal vs. Principle: Who's Your Pal?

Rebecca from St. Louis says:
"I am amazed that nobody has fixed this headline, which was posted by our local TV station back in December."
Zoinks! I see what you mean.

Where did go wrong? It confused the homophones "principal" and "principle."

  • principal (n.) - the chief administrator of a school
  • principle (n.) - a basic truth, law, or belief

Nifty Mnemonic:
  • Principal ends in "pal" and a principal can be a pal.

Correction: Waterloo High School principal resigns

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