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Differ v Defer

Don't say that: 

Defer when you mean differ

Do say this: 

Differ when you mean defer


This example comes from the on-board safety announcement on Malaysia Airlines when discussing the position of emergency exits.

The recorded announcement which is used across the fleet says that the layout may "defer."

"Defer" means to postpone or delay.
When things are not the same, they "differ."


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