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30 things about animals we often mistakenly think are the same, but in fact they are completely different

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!

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