Feat vs. Feet

Lexical Vexations

feat n. an accomplishment.

feet n. appendages that protude from the bottoms of a person’s legs.

Words in the Wild: That Rocky could stay on his feet for five rounds against Mr. Fabulous was an incredible feat.

Okay, I won’t lie. These two words are very seldom mistaken for one another, but when they are, it’s pretty embarrassing. I mean, you don’t want to have blisters on your feat or congratulate a friend on her amazing feet (unless she’s recently been to the spa, in which case you might…). In any case, it’s a good idea to watch out for this occasionally tricky pair.

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