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Error vs Mistake vs Blunder vs Slip vs Lapse vs Faux pas vs Bull vs Howler vs Boner

Error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse, faux pas, bull, howler, boner are comparable when they denote something (as an act, statement, or belief) that involves a departure from what is, or what is generally held to be, true, right, or proper. Error implies a straying from a proper course and suggests such guilt as may lie in failure to take proper advantage of a guide […]

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