Here’s how to remember the difference between “home in” and “hone”: A person, bird or aircraft homes in on a target, but a person hones his or her skills. Most style guides tell us to steer clear of “hone in.”



Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons home in on their targets before they light them afire in Game of Thrones.

Samwell Tarly never really honed his sword-fighting skills in Game of Thrones.