Those flashes of electricity contain no E: “Which do you prefer to watch, bolt or sheet lightning?”
If you include an E, you may or may not hear that letter, but the meaning is very different: “Have you noticed that Bruno has been lightening his hair? Now his beard doesn’t match.”
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