24 Things Most People Think Are The Same But They Are Actually Different.

Sometimes similarities may lead us to think that certain things are identical and therefore we tend to give them the same names. When we look closely, however, we find they are actually a little different but most of the time we still give them the same names. While some languages try to correct this over the course of time, most languages still call these seemingly similar things by the same word. We wrote this article from the perspective of English about some things that people think are the same but in actuality, they are not. We encourage readers who speak other languages to share if other languages make a difference between these things or not. Have a good read ?


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10 thoughts on “24 Things Most People Think Are The Same But They Are Actually Different.”

  1. My family will never understand to the difference in number 2, for them the UK = Great Britain = England. I can try to explain it to them as much as possible but they don’t even try to understand it. It is the same for them, no one cares what is what, period. ?

  2. Yeah, could you, please, change that Serbia into Siberia? You often like to make fun out of other people’s ignorance and then you do this. Not cool at all…

  3. For the 24th : Graveyard comes from german Friedhof, Fried meaning peace and Hof meaning yard.
    There is also “Gräberfeld” in german, meaning “Gravefield”, but that isn’t as common as Friedhof.
    Whereas cemetery comes from french cimetière.
    So… is it really the explanation ? Or is it just 2 times the same word that just come from 2 different languages ?

  4. Great!!
    Could you double check some comparatives from for instance number 5 – they are bigger, but bigger than? Or just leave it as “big”.
    I didn’t know the last one! Graveyard vs cemetery
    Thank you!

  5. Your ‘butterfly, moth’ comment is the wrong way round. Butterflies fold their wings over their backs while resting, as the picture shows, and moths keep them flat, again, as your picture shows. Sorry to be a pedant but it’s the nature of the site.

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