Come, come! Even Disney knows the distinction. There’s a whole animated experience surrounding Beauty and the Beast in which the female protagonist is named “Belle”. If you go to Disneyland you can see the real deal in the flesh, as my daughter did to her great enjoyment and satisfaction.
It may be outdated by now but I also remember hearing “every belle has her beau” or vice versa. And “Bo” can only be a male Southerner (short for Beauregard I believe), or an athlete who competed in both football and baseball, thereby suffering irreperable burnout and oblivion in the public eye. Please, the first point in pedagogy is that people live up to other people’s expectations of them. The second point is repetition, repetition, repetiton, until it sinks in.
There once was a farmer who claimed, to the disbelief of his fellow agrarians, that he could make any mule follow his commands. Mules are known for being, well, somewhat mulish on the point of obedience. A nearby tiller of the soil had a mule that could never be made to giddyup when wanted so he consulted (challenged) Farmer A to make the mule do its work. Farmer A strolled over mid-morning around sevenish, a couple of hours after his first breakfast, and said “What’s here, Farmer B, can’t get yer animal in motion?” So he hitched up the mule to a plow and after a couple of moments of thought hit the beast square between the eyes with a handy 2x4 as hard as he could. “Now, giddap!” The mule started pulling the plow as pleasant as you please. “You see” said Farmer A, “it’s not so much a matter of getting ‘em to do what you want as getting their attention first.” Students are a lot like that. They can be made to learn but you have to get their attention first.
Oh, political correctness, where is thy sting?