Getting this right tests one's mettle

Welcome to homophone hell.

After finally pulling a bunch of boxes out of the attic of Rewrite Sr. and Mother Rewrite, Mr. Rewrite was savoring a trip down memory lane until he came upon this award.

Metal winner? Unless someone handed Mr. Rewrite a hunk of copper, nickel or tin, he won a medal for an awesome piƱata he and a classmate made for this parade.

It's more common to see writers confuse mettle (courage) with metal (e.g. Blogging daily about usage and grammar tests one's mettle.).

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