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    10 Word Mix-Ups To Avoid, Presented By Bunnies

    Because bunnies make it easy to see everything in a simpler light.

    1. Brought: past tense and past participle of "bring."

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    This startled bunny's shrieks brought the neighbors when he noticed a burglar trying to sneak in through his bathroom window.

    (Not "brung," not "brang." Pretty please — never "brang.")

    Bought: past tense and past participle of "buy."

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    This family found a fun surprise in the carton of eggs they bought the other day.

    2. Aisle: a passageway; a passage for inside traffic.

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    This spendthrift had a real field day in the produce aisle.

    Isle: a small island.

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    Daydreaming about summer excursions to exotic isles, this bunny cannot wait for winter to be over already.

    3. Pixelated: to be displayed in such a manner that individual pixels are discernible.

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    "Maybe if I submit a really pixelated version of this to the Cutest Bunny in the World contest, I'll stand a chance."

    Pixilated: somewhat unbalanced mentally; whimsical.

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    Here is a pixilated little fellow with a pancake hat.

    4. Palette: a range of colors; a board to hold and mix colors.

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    This B-list celebrity bunny typically wears only neutral hues, but after her personal stylist suggested she consider other palettes, she made it to the top of every best-dressed list.

    Palate: roof of the mouth; sense of taste.

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    This bun has a sophisticated palate for only the finest-quality envelopes.

    5. Waist: the narrowest part of one's torso.

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    "I'm watching my waist, so just fruits and veggies for me, thanks."

    Waste: to squander or spend uselessly.

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    These two jokesters waste no time diving into the comfiest cups they can find.

    6. Compare to: typically used to refer to similarities.

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    Often compared to a young Mother Teresa, this thoughtful rabbit frequently adopted orphaned ducklings.

    Compare with: typically used to indicate both similarities and differences.

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    This bunny bed is guaranteed to give your kitten the best night's rest ever; compared with their use of traditional beds, kittens slept an average of 75% more comfortably.

    7. Err: to make a mistake.

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    "I always err on the side of dressing too formally for the occasion — who knows who you'll run into?"

    Air: what we breathe.

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    "Hey, guys, just getting some fresh air and eating a few roses like the fluffy little dream puff that I am." OMG OMG

    Heir: one who inherits something.

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    Ladies and gents, meet the newest heir to the Cadbury empire.

    8. Adverse: unfavorable; causing harm.

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    These rebellious teen bunnies had an adverse reaction to using prescription drugs recreationally, but they were ultimately OK and have been sober ever since.

    Averse: having repugnance or distaste.

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    This fashion-forward bunny is not averse to wearing edgy, out-of-the-box accessories in public.

    9. Maul (v.): to abuse or handle roughly.

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    This cat, a staunch advocate of interspecies tolerance, has filmed a powerful PSA urging other cats to love, not maul, fuzzy bunnies.

    Mall (n.): a shopping center or plaza.

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    "Hey, Suzie, come on out! We're heading to the mall!"

    10. Discreet: careful, confidential, unnoticeable.

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    In an attempt to be discreet, this outlaw donned a disguise whenever he committed his most heinous crimes.

    Discrete: individual, distinct.

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    These two buns may be in love, but they claim each maintaining discrete interests and hobbies makes their relationship stronger and more interesting.

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