‘Canon’ or ‘Cannon’?

a cartoon image of a cannon

As a fiction fan, I’m always amused when people write about how a new book in a series or a new movie in a franchise deviates from cannon because a cannon is a large, heavy gun.

These readers and visitors are definitely annoyed because the new cloth deviates from canon: an popular body or collection of policies or principles. In this example, canon is the collection of rules, thoughts, and history that govern the imaginary global, but ?Canon? Is also used to explain a group of respectable files (the books of the Bible), real works of an creator (Shakespeare?S canon), and a non secular or secular regulation.

?Canonical? Is the adjective. For example, you can talk about the canonical books of the Bible or the canonical writers of the 17th century.

There?S additionally a verb shape of the phrase. Saints are canonized, for example.

In the fifteenth century and earlier, ?Cannon? Become additionally spelled ?Canon,? But you stay within the twenty-first century, so stay with ?Cannon,? With two N?S, for the weapon.

Well, sir, you more than meet every one of this state’s requirements to box, wrestle or be shot out of a cannon. ― The Simpsons

We have rail guns and cannons. They apparently have a full complement of self-guided missiles. ― Dark Matter

Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. ― Charlie Chaplin

Is that how you see it? Us versus them? Ms. Rubirosa is conducting herself within the bounds of the canon of ethics, and zealously representing her client to the best of her abilities. That’s what she’s expected to do, whether that client is a criminal defendant or the people of the state of New York. ― Law & Order

Where would you rate “Pink Cadillac” in the Eastwood canon? ― Psych

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. ― Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Snow White theme is one of the darkest and strangest to be found in the fairy tale canon. ― Terri Windling, White as Snow

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