Has someone ever told you that you used a wrong word? Well, you're not alone. Many people confuse terms without even knowing it. You might think that it's usually the English language learners who get the names of concepts or objects all mixed up, but it's not unusual for native speakers to get tangled up in misconceptions too.


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The truth is, some terms seem so synonymous that people don't even bother to look them up. So, if you ever find yourself in an argument whether muffins have icing or whether tofu and panner are the same thing, it might mean that you need to do some research. But no worries. This time we've got you covered. Inspired by a Scoop Whoop post we dug around and collected some of the most confusing words to explain the differences between them.

Check out if you've made any of these mistakes and let us know in the comments.

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Commonly Misused Words

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Ry Keener 5 months ago

One will see you later, the other will see you after a while.

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Roald Andresen 5 months ago

Important distinction: 2-3 times the weight, not 2-3 times the size.

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BusLady 5 months ago

But not Ireland. A lot of ppl don't know this

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athornedrose 5 months ago

or as we were taught, poisonous: hurts if you bite it, venomous: hurts if it bites you.

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Lizard Queen 5 months ago

Both will spit in your eye.

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BusLady 5 months ago

Both cute

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Lucida 5 months ago

In my language (Swedish) both have the same name but with "land" and "water" at the beginning of the word, like "waterturtle" and "landturtle".

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Bella Smith 5 months ago

I have never heard of oposumms but they are cute!

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Marlene Riethmüller 5 months ago

had been told 'shrimp' is used more in American English, while 'prawn' is favoured in British English

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