If you want to go dive in a corral reef, I wonder if you’ve drunk a bit too much tarantula juice after a long day lassoing cows and singing cowboy songs. Don’t dive in the corral. It’ll probably hurt, and there might just be a bull in there that will add to the misadventure.
“Corrals” go with cowboys. Cowboys are often in groups (plural), so the “R”s are too.
- A “corral” is a gathering pen for horses, cows, or similar animals. It can also be a verb meaning to gather or to seize.
- “Coral,” on the other hand, is that lovely reef you’re looking for. They’re pretty rare, so maybe that’s why there’s only one “R” in there. “Coral” is also maybe the shade your face turns when you mix up these two words—a redish, pinkish, yellowish hue.
I caught this “coral” vs. “corral” typo the other day, and it made me smile. You know what else makes me smile? Tarantula juice. No, not the drinking of it—though that would surely also make me smile—but the fact that this cowboy slang for whiskey exists.