The big guy with the ruler

rogersgeorge on June 25th, 2009

Principal—the main thing. Often used of the owners of a company, or the chief administrator of a school, but it can apply to inanimate things, too. The principal reason we took a break was that we were tired.

Principle—a rule. Note that “rule” and “principle” both end in “-le.” He tells the truth as a matter of principle.

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One Response to “The big guy with the ruler”

  1. Rule, ruler, hnnnnngh! as a friend of mine would say.

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