Some Very Different Words We Thought To Have The Same Meaning

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Ever wondered why there are many words which mean the exact same thing? In actuality our assumption is wrong. Many of those words don’t mean the same thing, in fact they have very different meanings and we’ve just been using them wrong.

Bored Panda has taken the step to enlighten many of us by pointing out some of the many words we’ve been misusing.

We’ve picked and presented below some of the words which have different meaning you may have thought to have the same meaning:

 

1. Pill vs Tablet

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2. Alligators vs Crocodiles

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3. Great Britain vs United Kingdom

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4. Emoji vs Emoticon

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5. Poisonous vs Venomous

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6. Turtle vs Tortoise

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7. Cement vs Concrete

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8. Crow vs Raven

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9. Seal vs Sea Lion

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10. Champagne vs Sparkling Wine

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11. Labrador vs Golden Retriever

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12. Cupcakes vs Muffins

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13. Biscuits vs Cookies

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14. Mouse vs Rat

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15. Mug vs Cup

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