Definitions in regards to “dike” and “dyke” the previous post

Some readers pointed out in the previous post that the Fonda interview spelled “dike” as “dyke”, in reference to a dam.

I checked the dictionary, and both spellings are acceptable. I copied and pasted that interview from the MSNBC website, and that’s how they spelled it.

So, as some have asked, what’s the difference between a “dike” and a “dyke”? The official answer is “there isn’t any”, but I like the unofficial answer better:

A “dike” is a natural dam holding back water, and a “dyke” is when Rosie O’Donnell holds back water.