gull vs gall : Common Errors in English

About gull vs gall

“How could you have the nerve, the chutzpah, the effrontery, the unmitigated gall to claim you didn’t cheat because it was your girlfriend who copied from the Web when she wrote your paper for you?”This sense of “gall” has nothing to do with seabirds, so don’t say “How could you have the gull?”

gull Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  • (n) mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
  • (v) make a fool or dupe of
  • (v) fool or hoax

gall Meaning(s)

  • (n) an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
  • (n) a skin sore caused by chafing
  • (n) abnormal swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or microorganisms or injury
  • (n) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  • (n) a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  • (n) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  • (v) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • (v) irritate or vex

gull in News

  1. SL soccer suffers semifinal loss

    Sports SL soccer suffers semifinal loss Lakers come up short against Gull Lake, 1-0 in OT Matt DeYoung plainwell Jun 12, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); Spring Lake's varsity girls soccer team saw the most successful season in program history come to a painful end at the hands of Gull Lake on Wednesday evening. The Blue Devils scored the game's ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  2. Unlikely Kendy Sosnoski scores OT goal for Gull Lake in Division 2 semifinal win over Spring Lake

    Gull Lake's Olivia Sullivan, left, and Kendy Sosnoski hug after the Blue Devils defeated Spring Lake, 1-0, in overtime in the Division 2 state semifinal game played Wednesday at Plainwell. Sosnoski scored the lone goal. - (Paul Morgan /...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette

  3. Gull Lake girls soccer team advances to Division 2 state finals with 1-0 OT win over Spring Lake

    Gull Lake goalkeeper Maggie Harma fields a shot during Wednesday night's Division 2 state semifinal against Spring Lake. Harma and her defense pitched another shutout as the Blue Devils won, 1-0, in overtime. - (Paul Morgan /, Mi....
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Kalamazoo Gazette

gall in News

  1. Indiana Basketball: How Each Returning Hoosier Must Improve for 2013-14 Season

    This comparison will probably gall the Indiana fanbase, but it seems valid at the moment: IU's 2013-14 basketball roster is not all that different in composition from Kentucky's. There are a few returnees who didn't accomplish everything they wanted to last season. The majority of the squad consists of a host of newcomers who face daunting expectations and a need to be strong contributors ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Record number of registrations for Heart and Sole

    A record number of participants are signed up for Saturday's Heart and Sole Run, Karen Sanford Gall of Montana Amateur Sports said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Billings Gazette

  3. 101 Ideas: Talk about gall!

    Abnormal growths that appear on the surface of leaves (or stems) are usually a sign that an insect is at work. There are hundreds of gall types, caused by mites, midges, tiny wasps, aphid-like insects and thrips and they vary in shape -- from red and spindly to round and green to large and woody -- depending on the type of insect and the plant affected.  
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Greece Post

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