Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Confused Words

Hail and Hale

Hail means sleet, frozen rain, call, summon, greet, salute, acknowledge, etc.
Hale means sound, healthy, strong, fit, etc.

The sinking ship’s crew hailed a fishing boat for help.
It hailed all night.
The people hailed their new king.
Even at the age of sixty, that man is hale and hearty.

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