I’ve caught this typo a few times lately, so I wanted to pause and spend some time with it.
- “Flare” can be a noun or a verb, most commonly referring to the display of fire, a sudden burst of flames, or the action of the erratic burning. It can also refer to a sudden burst of emotional heat or a spreading outward (e.g., flaring tempers or a flaring skirt).
- “Flair” is a noun, referencing unique style or a natural talent.
You’ve got flair? Awesome. I really hope you don’t have flares. That’s not a good thing.
Be careful when writing with mood lighting, folks.