Principal vs. Principle

Hello fairy godreaders!

As I sit at my desk, eating my delicious spinach, chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes salad, I started thinking about Zack Morris. He was dreamy, wasn’t he? However, the reason Bayside High came to mind was because of Mr. Belding. You see, I’ve noticed way too often, that a lot of people don’t know the difference between principal and principle. 

This doesn’t make any sense, my fellow darlings. Something must be done about that! So, without further ado, let’s put this enigma to rest.

It seems like only yesterday we started…

But soon we’ll put away our books and peeeeens; we’ll go on with our lives once we have parteeeed; but how can we say farewell to our frieeeeends… (I have to stop here for a side note for my foreign readers: My loves, look up Saved By The Bell on YouTube… Bonus tip: I grew up speaking Spanish, and learned a lot of English from watching that show. Extra bonus tip for the technologically challenged: you can click on those red phrases up there. They’re red for a reason).

Ok, I’m back from memory lane. Mr. Belding was Bayside High’s principal; as he was was the head of the school. A principal is also the highest ranking person at a company. It also means it’s the main or most important item/factor/ingredient/purpose/reason/etc…

A principle is a code of conduct or a doctrine.

So now you know it, my inquisitive pupils. May this lesson serve its purpose.

Have a splendid day (or evening). And may you return to my blog soon!

Much love,

The Fairy Godwriter

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