Don’t trip and get hurt: Heal vs. heel

Some writers could use a good kick in the you know where for their misuse of heal and heel.

Heal is a verb meaning to recover, especially from an illness or from anguish, as in New York City will need a long time to heal from the tragedy of 9/11.

Heel is the bottom back of the foot, as in the Los Angeles soccer player injured his heel in the playoff game.

Hopefully, writers who mix up these two words will need a little while to get better from being kicked in the you know where.