Make Your Editor Cry: Dichotomy, Discrepancy, Disparity
There is a “dichotomy” between two different or entirely opposite things. There is a “discrepancy” between two things that should be identical—but are not. A “disparity” means a significant difference for something quantifiable, that is something you can measure like salary, age, or access to a resource.
There’s a dichotomy between your recruiting and retention goals.
I noticed a discrepancy between the numbers you forwarded me versus the ones you told me on the phone.
I am troubled by the pricing disparity for your North American customers compared to your European customers.
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.