Words!

So, you think you know what you're talking about, eh? I used to, but I started looking things up and found that often I didn't. I started keeping a list for myself and on occasion have used it as sort of a party game. Give this list a look and see how well you do. Then click the link for answers page, but not until you have given it your best try!

Have I made any mistakes? Do you have some additions? Let me know.

The answers are here

What exactly are:
  • archeology
  • anthropology
  • paleontology

 

What is Bastinado?
  • a musical tempo?
  • a type of pasta sauce?
  • a painter from the Renaissance?
  • or something else?
 
My fellow Americans... differentiate:
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • United Kingdom

 

What's the difference between:
  • assume and
  • presume?

 

What are the differences among (not between):
  • tantalizing
  • scintillating
  • titillating

 

Providence vs. Provenance

and

Provence vs. Province

 
Aren't these the same thing?
  • ass,
  • jackass,
  • donkey,
  • burro and
  • mule

 

What about:
  • cougar,
  • puma and
  • mountain lion

 

   
What about other big cats?

 

 

   
Hurricane vs. typhoon vs. cyclone
 
   
Monkey vs. ape

 

   
Dale, glen, vale and valley

 

   
Jail vs. prison?
 
   
Hay vs. Straw?
 
   
Neurosis vs. psychosis?
 
   
Libel vs. Slander?
 
   
Insure v. Ensure v. Assure?
 
   
cement vs. concrete?
 
   

OK, one for the computer folks...

What are the differences among hubs, switches, bridges and routers? After all they mostly look the same don't they?

The answers to these are here

   

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