Grammar 101: The Difference Between a Weasel and a Stoat

Last Update: Jul 27, 2022

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Grammar 101: The Difference Between a Weasel and a Stoat


A Few Simple Rules Are All You Need

There's no doubt that, in its entirety, English grammar is complex, especially for someone learning English as a second language.But...If you're a native English speaker and just want to avoid common grammatical errors in your writing (such as blog posts on your website) there are only a handful of rules that you need to memorize.So this series of posts is for those who'd like to ditch the Grammarly crutch and just know what's right and what's not.

As you may have guessed, this post isn't one of my serious Grammar 101 posts and won't be making it into my forthcoming Amazon book.

I just felt I need to lighten it up a bit and hopefully put a smile on your face.

So, without further ado:

The Difference Between a Weasel and a Stoat

A weasel is weasily distinguished.

But a stoat is stotally different.

(Not sure if it was worth the buildup).

The next Grammar 101 post will explain how to use principal and principle correctly.

No bad puns, I promise.

Recent Comments


The title got my brainstorming at first sight. But reading through made perfect sense and was funny too.

English is not my first tongue, not even second if I can use that, and that's why I take my time with Grammarly, before dropping any pose, perhaps I can avoid those simple mistakes by implementing tools available here.

Thanks for this wonderful post sir Phil, I look forward to your next post on how to use principal and principle correctly.

It can be difficult to understand puns in a foreign language, so I'm really impressed.

That’s cleaver, Phil. 👍 😊

Bit of a Dad joke, perhaps.

Ha ha! I enjoyed it.

That was my aim, Keith the girl. Love the BC pup.

Thanks. The pup is Gus, who is all grown up now. He's lying against my feet as I write this. That's his go to place when I'm on the computer. My other BC claims under the desk.

I've had two of them, Keith. Wonderful, loyal dogs and smarter than a lot of people!

For sure!

That was soooooo cute. :D Thanks, Phil!

Glad you liked it, Katherine.

It was funny because it was unexpected!


The unexpected is one of the essences of humor.

Yes, that is what makes it s funny!


Like when one of our cats fell into the swimming pool. He hauled himself out in a flash but it was the way he checked around to make sure no one else had witnessed the indignity that had us (from inside the house) in stitches.

That would be really funny! Like she was embarrassed!


Dignity is very important to cats.

Yes, I've heard that from other cat owners. I always wanted a cat but could never have one due to allergies. But I do really like them a lot!


This particular cat and our dog were the best of buddies.

Dogs and cats can be friends especially if they get used to each other when young!


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