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What's the difference between 'tackle' and 'tattle'?

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  • 2 years ago
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    Odd question. There is no similarity between the two at all, other than sounding somewhat similar.

    Tattle has one meaning. To tell a person with authority about a very, very minor bit of wrongdoing that someone else is doing or has done. It generally involves small children.

    "Susie tattled on Bobby to the teacher for eating the class paste."

    Tackle has multiple meanings. In contact sports, it means to take an opposing team's player to the ground. In fishing, it refers to the various equipment a fisherman uses, other than rod and reel, to catch fish - lures, extra line, sinkers and bobbers etc. In general speech, it means to 'take on' something. "Joe decided that today was the day to tackle the job he'd been putting off for weeks, cleaning out the garage." When used with 'block', it is a system of two or more pulleys connected by rope or cable, used for lifting heavy objects.

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  • sepia
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    1 year ago
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  • 2 years ago

    Tackle is to take down physically and Tattle is snitch on someone.

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  • John P
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    2 years ago

    There is no overlap in the meaning of those two words.

    "Tattle" is inconsequential small talk which goes on and on and on...... More often seen as "tittle tattle".

    "Tackle" is a general term for equipment needed for a job. It is especially used in the cont4xt of sailing boats. "Wedding tackle" is a British euphemism for the testicles and penis.

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  • RP
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    2 years ago

    Tackle is to knock one down whereas tattle is to tell (something) about someone.

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  • 2 years ago

    I am going to say two letters because otherwise the two have little that is in common.

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  • 2 years ago

    Tackle has several meanings, none of them at all related to the meaning of tattle. Why don't you look them up?

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  • 2 years ago

    They mean two different things

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  • 2 years ago

    Tackle is to take down physically. It’s used in football and soccer.

    Tattle is to tell or snitch on someone.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    ck as the 3rd and 4th letter in the word as opposed to just two t's in that place instead.

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