Before you start any fires in your fireplace, make sure the flue is open. Fingers crossed, no bird flew into your chimney and made a nest there. That would sure as heck freak me out—not to mention perhaps bring up concerns of avian flu.
My bird phobias aside—they are fierce little dinosaurs, aren’t they?—please make sure you’re not confusing “flu” vs. “flue” vs. “flew.”
- “Flu” is the sickness, an abbreviated form of influenza.
- “Flue” is the opening in a chimney that allows the smoke and fumes to escape.
- “Flew” is the past tense of “fly.”
Watch your spelling carefully, folks!
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