Difference Between Hay and Hey
And while it is still not even remotely close to Christmas yet, I hope this discussion on the difference between hay and hey brings a little wintery cheer to cool your blustering hearts.
I’m sure you’ve checked the LET’S. That one is okay since, in this case, it is a contraction for LET US.
WINTERY was a trick I just had to throw in. Yes, it’s perfectly acceptable, although WINTRY would have been just as right on. So cool yer jets there, Jethro!
The big boo-boo here is the the word HEY, and there is a big difference between hay and hey. In this case, the word HEY is your drunk uncle yelling for the driver to pull over so he can water a tree, not the HAY we feed livestock — the dead grassy stuff usually associated with a HAY RIDE.
Now do you understand the difference between hay and hey? If not, just try to think of the word HEY as the word HE with a Y at the end. By associating the word HEY with a person (the HE portion) you can remember to use it as an exclamation — something no cow can do.
As far as that goes, try to remember to associate the word HAY with an animal (the A portion of the the word). Get it?
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