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Dike vs Dyke

Dike vs Dyke. A dike is a levee for holding back water. A dyke is an offensive word that should not be used. Don’t offend your readers with errors, use ErrNET!

Dike is an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river.

Dyke is a contemptuous term used to refer to a lesbian.

Dike and dyke are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. You will never confuse these words or misuse them in your writing if you use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Dike sentence examples:

The dike was constructed in 1749 after a tidal wave destroyed over half of the small town.

They did not know how to resolve the complicated problem so they resorted to a “finger in the dike with a temporary solution until a more comprehensive solution could be determined.

The ring dike will be equipped with a sophisticated pumping system and overflow areas to defend against seawater intrusions.

The ponds are separated by a central dike that runs roughly north-south along the international border.

The ancient dike was built with mud and stone only and took over 50 years to complete.

The dike was so well constructed that it has prevented seawater damage to the city for over 100 years.

The large seagoing vessel lost control and crashed in to the dike causing millions of dollars in damages.

Dyke sentence examples:

Did you not cheer when she socked him after he called her a dyke?

As a dyke, she wants marriage equality in her home state of California.

She sends my mother presents and letters and once confessed to me she wished she were a dyke.

I enjoy a fantastic relationship with my boyfriend and I’m certainly not a dyke.

I am a lesbian, and please never call me a dyke again, it is offensive!

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