Wet or Whet?

Whistles and appetites frequently come with a word that sounds like “wet.” But do you need the “h”?

“Whistle” is a slightly humorous substitute for “mouth.” If you are thirsty, you want to “wet” your whistle.

“Whet” means “to hone or sharpen,” so you might be offered an appetizer that will “whet” your appetite and make you hungry for more.

WHET Water Bottle

WHET Water Bottle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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