When I was looking for keywords for a text document I had to notice that sometimes very short attention was paid to the distinction between concepts and things that are apparently quite easily confusing. That turned out to deliver a whole list of interesting facts.

What’s the difference between


  1. pottery - stoneware
  2. charcoal - charred wood
  3. infusion - decoction tincture - / - tea  verschillen
  4. amphibian – reptile
  5. baking powder - baking soda
  6. beehive beebox
  7. beer: double – tripple..
  8. beewax – other wax
  9. Bio dynamic - / - permaculture
  10. bitumen - / - tar
  11. bulrush – rattan – reed – cane
  12. bumblebee – bee
  13. butter - margarine
  14. buzzard - / - honey buzzard
  15. caldera - crater
  16. candle - / - torch
  17. carbohydrates, sugars and sucrose
  18. carcas weight – hot slaughtered weight
  19. cast iron - / - steel
  20. cat - rabbit (on a dish)
  21. chamomile – false- odorless,…
  22. chestnut – horse chestnut
  23. clover: white or red
  24. coppice and pollarding
  25. cotton - / - linen
  26. crochet – needle bind – sprang technique
  27. crystal – glass
  28. cucumber – gherkins
  29. degrees Celsius - Fahrenheit
  30. egg: fertilized or not
  31. egg: white or brown
  32. egg: fresh – old, cooked – raw
  33. etching – engraving
  34. faience - chamotte
  35. frogs - toads
  36. fruits – vegetables
  37. flue - cold
  38. glass casting – glass drawing   balansje
  39. grass pasture – hay grass
  40. grilling - roasting - baking...
  41. gum - resin
  42. hamster – guinea pigs
  43. hardening - / - tempering
  44. hare – rabbit
  45. heath – heather
  46. hemlock – spotted hemlock,…
  47. hemp – canabis
  48. herbs – spices
  49. horn – antler
  50. influenza (flu) – cold
  51. inorganic - / - organic
  52. iron – steel
  53. lice - / - fleas
  54. mortar - / - concrete
  55. mushroom - fungi - mold
  56. nectar - pollen
  57. number- numeral – digit
  58. nut, kernel, bean, seed, chestnut
  59. oak – sessile
  60. ointment – cream – petroleum jelly
  61. onion - shallot - leek - garlic
  62. paper – cardboard
  63. papyrus – / -- parchment
  64. pasteurization – sterilization
  65. pepper(s): hot, sweet, spice
  66. pig (tame) - boar (wild)
  67. planetoid – asteroid
  68. plaster – gypsum
  69. porcelain - / - ceramic
  70. propolis - / - royal jelly
  71. pulley – tackle
  72. pulses: bean – peas - lentil
  73. raven - / - crow
  74. roe (deer) – deer
  75. saturated - unsaturated fatty acid
  76. sand - loam - silt - clay
  77. screw conveyor – Archimedes screw
  78. scythe - sickle
  79. sheep – goat
  80. slow worm – snake
  81. sparkling wine - champagne - cava...
  82. squash – zucchini
  83. sting – bite
  84. stone - pine marten
  85. stove, burnder for wood - for coal
  86. straw - / - hay
  87. syndrome – symptom
  88. syrup – apple butter
  89. tanning with tannin – with protein
  90. tar from coal - / - wood
  91. tea – herbs infusion
  92. terracotta – biscuit
  93. thorn – spines
  94. turnip, swede, cabbage, kohlrabi
  95. vinegar – edik – balsamic
  96. virus bacteria
  97. warp – weft
  98. wasp – hornet
  99. water glass - / - lime water
  100. welding - / - soldering
  101. wheat – flour …
  102. wild boar - tame pig
  103. wool – felt
  104. yeast, baking powder, sourdough and baking soda
  105. yeast for bread - for beer - wine
  106. yellow dogwood: red – yellow
  107. yogurt – kefir - buttermilk

 

The difference between a mistress and a wife? About 25kg.
The difference between free and for nothing? I got free education and you for nothing.