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!
Dere didn't useter be no diff'ence 'tween us, and dere oughtn't to be none now.'
Your comin' back here to the wilds has made a kinder diff'rence t' me—a heap of diff'rence.
But that didn't make no diff'rence; it wuz all the same to Lizzie.
He never pay me no mind, no more dan nothin', but dat ain't made no diff'rence to me.
Babies are common enough to most folks, but Lovey was diff'rent.
If he don't die in six months, dat don't make no diff'rence—Providence'll provide.
You had a mustache then and your name was diff'rent, but you seemed familiar just the same.
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.