Calvary. Cavalry. As Different as Night and Day.

Calvary – The hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified:

CavalryAn army component mounted on horseback.

No one gets this one right and it makes for some funny misunderstandings. For example, this guy is selling spurs that were worn by soldiers on horseback and he calls them “Calvary Spurs”. Maybe Jesus wore Cowboy boots to the cross?

This article from the Washington Post says that auto makers are sending in the “calvary” to Congress, which conjures images of union workers shoving Golgotha to the Capitol Building.



They’re as different as night and day.

Don’t you think that night and day are different?

Here are more common grammar mistakes, if this sort of thing lights your wood.

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