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Colonel vs Kernel


Colonel vs Kernel. The Colonel never ate popcorn because the kernels would stick between his teeth. Don’t get stuck with writing errors, use ErrNET!

Colonel is an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking between lieutenant colonel and brigadier general: corresponding to a captain in the U.S. Navy; a commissioned officer of similar rank in the armed forces of some other nations.

Kernel is the softer, usually edible part contained in the shell of a nut or the stone of a fruit; the central or most important part of something; the most basic level or core of an operating system of a computer, responsible for resource allocation, file management, and security.

Colonel and kernel are often misused in writing because of their identical pronunciations and the unusual spelling of “colonel”. Your writing will rank higher than a colonel if you use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Colonel sentence examples:

US Colonel Harry Smith ordered all of the troops in his battalion to retreat immediately.

The late Colonel Harland David Sanders, the founder of the successful fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was not a military colonel but a Kentucky colonel, which is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Colonel Klink was a fictitious character on the American television sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, which was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II, and ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network.

Kernel sentence examples:

My dad used to sprinkle cayenne pepper on his popcorn kernels before cooking them to give some spice to his popcorn.

I think you all are missing the point and do not understand the kernel of the arguments.

An un-popped popcorn kernel can be a painful thing to bite in to.

If the kernel of your computer’s operating system gets infected with a virus or suffers other damage, then your computer is in big trouble!


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