Moral and Morel are homophones and easily confused words. The spell-check application in most word-processing programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check merely looks for words missing letters or misplaced letters. It doesn’t notice when you used one word that sounds identical to the word you actually needed.
Moral is a noun. It refers to an ethical standard or other rule of conduct. When children are small, some stories have lessons those children are supposed to gather from the tale. These lessons are stated at the end of the story as “the moral of the story.”
Morel is also a noun; it’s a type of edible mushroom found in the woods from March to May. Morels are white and stalk-shaped. Their top portion has a spongy or sea coral looking texture. Inedible mushrooms often look like inflated umbrellas. If you aren’t an experienced mushroom hunter, you’ll want to join a seasoned hunter for what to look for and what to leave in the forest.
If there was a fairy tale about a mushroom, its moral might say don’t judge a morel by it’s unusual appearance, it could surprise you and be a real fungi.