October 29, 2020

30 Common Things We Mistake For Being The Same, But In Fact They Are Totally Different

I’ve been living a lie.

Let’s admit it! Nobody likes to be corrected by anybody. Even if the one giving the correction means well, it still is some feeling of being belittled. But some people are like walking signboards that scream ‘correct me’ wherever they go.

We’ve all been there. Things we’ve been saying or thinking for years finally, and suddenly, are brought to our attention. Some words don’t actually mean the same thing, even if you’ve heard them used interchangeably.

Maybe you’re talking to a group of work friends when suddenly someone looks at you strangely. Or worse, maybe you’re on a first date and they correct you on the spot. False equivalencies, near-synonyms, and things you’ve been saying wrong this whole time can really come back to bite you.

Whatever the case may be, we know that assumptions about things being the same – which turn out to not be the same – happen when we least expect it. Words can be tricky, but these small, intricate differences are actually important to know.

Let’s get enlightened!

#1

CityofDeltona,diaznash

#2

Widerstroem,Markoren

#3

#4

PublicDomainPictures,Foto-Rabe

#5

#6

JolEnka,HansLinde

#7

TidgyWidy,Oceans_Jewel

#8

Pexels,pen_ash

#9

hirisflower,videorevive

#10

Alaska Fisheries Science Center,GFDL&CC

#11

Life-Of-Pix,Pexels

#12

arinaja,Rebecca Siege

#13

Diane Olivier,Sally Wynn

#14

Bru-nO,stevepb

#15

skeeze,gkgegk

#16

StockSnap,Mariamichelle

#17

ndemello,danielamorescalchi0

#18

Staleybk,Pexels

#19

rodeopix,Peter Hinsdale

#20

adege,Hans

#21

mikakaptur,Marcus Wernicke

#22

Luctheo,Annca

#23

Stanze,Skeeze

#24

DesignNPrint,indigokiri

#25

Linda De Volder,Dmitry Dzhus

#26

seagul,mareke

#27

earth247woman,Illuvis

#28

earth247woman,Illuvis

#29

Zweer de Bruin,Bertoguide

#30

Ben_Kerckx,fsHH

We hope that we’ve cleared your doubts about these similar yet different terms.