Make Your Editor Cry: Axel vs. Axle
An axle is a pin or shaft on (or with which) a wheel or pair of wheels revolves. The centers of the wheels are connected by an axle.
An axel is a jump in figure skating from one skate’s outer forward edge with one-and-one-half turns taken in the air followed by a return to the other skate’s outer backward edge. The maneuver was named after Axel Paulsen.
Either word will handily pass inspection by most spelling checkers, so be sure the EL or the LE that follows the AX is the right pair for your intended meaning.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.