Underneath my name, in black ballpoint pen, it says: Abd pain; diff breathing; Inhalation.
“Critics say my intv was no diff than any other and then criticize anyway,” he continued.
Don' make no diff'ence ef I knows nuthin', or not;—I knows sumfin, jest de same!
He's got twenty-one diff'rent ways of cookin' eggs, an' as many of potatoes.
Your comin' back here to the wilds has made a kinder diff'rence t' me—a heap of diff'rence.
Dere didn't useter be no diff'ence 'tween us, and dere oughtn't to be none now.'
He never pay me no mind, no more dan nothin', but dat ain't made no diff'rence to me.
But that didn't make no diff'rence; it wuz all the same to Lizzie.
If he don't die in six months, dat don't make no diff'rence—Providence'll provide.
Babies are common enough to most folks, but Lovey was diff'rent.
Difference: What's the diff? (mid-1800s+)
/dif/ 1. A change listing, especially giving differences between (and additions to) different versions of a piece of source code or documentation (the term is often used in the plural "diffs"). "Send me your diffs for the Jargon File!"
2. Specifically, such a listing produced by the diff Unix command, especially when used as input to the patch utility (which actually performs the modifications). This is a common method of distributing patches and source updates.
3. To compare (whether or not by use of automated tools on machine-readable files).
See also vdiff, mod.