失 vs 矢 (aka I can't distinguish between these fraternal twins)

失 vs 矢
Fault vs Arrow…
Anyone have a clever way to remember which is which?
Obviously I can see that fault sticks up in the center while arrow does not, but when it comes time to review them, I always seem to pick the opposite.

I had good luck when I asked about 午 vs 牛, noon vs cow, (the cow has two horns), so I’m hoping someone’s got something equally obvious and clever for this pair. :yum:

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Maybe you can consider it be the devil’s fault and the devil has a horn?

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矢 doesn’t have a “head” at the top because it got beheaded by an arrow :durtle_the_explorer:

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Thank you!

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Makes total sense!

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I used the same mnemonic when I was learning the difference!

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It’s their fault for getting in the way (because there’s a piece sticking out)

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