Spelling is important: bowl / bowel

Inspired by a Facebook misspelling.

Bowla round, deep dish used for food or liquid.

Bowel – The part of the alimentary canal below the stomach; the intestine.

Don’t mix the two:

Bowl cancer is a dangerous disease.


“I have a bowel full of plastic fruit”


About Boggleton Drive

I teach things to people and sometimes draw comics.
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20 Responses to Spelling is important: bowl / bowel

  1. OMGosh! This is sooooooooooo funny. Your whole site is. Unique. I can be a grammar and punctuation snob at times. That is, until I backtrack some of my (hurried) posts, e-mails, texts and become horrified.

  2. These characters are so QT!!!

  3. Maddy G says:

    LOL! You are too funny!

  4. The ex- used to call me, “the apostrophe police.” Former English teacher. Can’t shake it.

  5. Stef Glenn says:

    You just don’t know how many people out there are just like you! I am one. I will never live down calling out a spelling error between contractions while I was flat on my back in the hospital room about to deliver my daughter! There was a chart on the wall depicting the progression in centimeters of “dilaton”

  6. anonymously says:

    People laugh at me when I correct their grammar or spellings.

  7. downy03 says:

    Really nice! 🙂
    I will gonna share these. Thanks!

  8. Jan Hamlett says:

    This reminds me of a newspaper article about a teachers’ and cafeteria workers’ strike. The writer stated that the students were disgruntled because they “were served a bowel of hot soup” for lunch. Is it any wonder they were disgruntled? 🙂

  9. grenier09 says:

    Great stuff, I believe the grammar comics are my favorite. I truly hope you’re sharing these with your students. Although for innocence sake, and probably your job’s sake, not all of them.
    P.S. what about the grammar behind innocence sake. With innocence as a possessive?

    • Technically, “innocence’s sake,” but I hate the way that sounds. I’d go with “for the sake of innocence,” personally. Thanks for the comment, and no, I haven’t shared these with my students… yet!

  10. Shaleasa says:

    I like your comics. They are SO COOL!

    — words from a 7 year old.

  11. youre so creative 🙂 <3,LOL:D

  12. You blog is killing me!!! You are hilarious!

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