Difference ....

There are few words used alternatively, but they are different.. Here are such commonly mistaken ones...

1) A rabbit and a hare?

Hares are generally larger, and have longer hind legs and longer ears than rabbits. When hares are born, they have a full coat of fur and their eyes are open. Their mothers either drop them on the bare ground at birth or into a slight depression in the ground. A young hare is called a leveret. Hares are solitary creatures.

Rabbits, on the other hand, are more compact. Their young, called bunnies, are born hairless and blind. The mother rabbit lines a nest with grass, bark and soft stems. Over this, she places a layer of hair that she plucks from her own body. When she leaves the nest, she covers the bunnies with more hair and dead plants to keep them warm and hidden from enemies. Rabbits are slightly shorter legged, and are happy living in groups.

2) Snooker and Billiards

The tables, the balls used, the cues, the rules, there's loads of differences between the two!!

3) Bottled/Mineral Water ,Distilled Water and Purified Water

Distilled water is water that has been recondensed from steam. Water is heated to boiling and the water vapor (steam) is collected and condensed back into a pure liquid. Any impurities like minerals, stay as a residue in the original liquid, separate from the distilled water. Distilled is probably considered the most pure.

Bottled water is tougher because it takes many forms: spring, purified, and mineral are the most common but there is also sparkling, artesian, etc. Spring water, like Evian, comes from groundwater that rises to the surface naturally. The composition of this water is not allowed to be changed before it is bottled.

Mineral water is water naturally containing not less than 250 parts per million total dissolved solidsPurified water is basically tap water that has gone through additional treatment processes like filtration, reverse osmosis and/or ozonation to remove more impurities and make the water taste better. It is almost always more pure than your tap water.

4)Black salt and Normal Salt(white)

Black salt (kala namak) is an unrefined table salt with a strong sulfurous taste. Contrary to what its name suggests, this salt is pink in color and has only a faint salty taste (due to its high mineral content). It is used extensively in Indian cuisine as a condiment as well as in ayurvedic medicine and is commonly sold in the form of a fine, almost completely odorless powder.

Edible salt, also called table salt or just salt, is a mineral, one of a very few rocks commonly eaten by humans. There are different forms of edible salt: unrefined salt, refined salt, table salt or iodised salt. It is a crystalline solid, white, pale pink or light grey in colour, obtained from sea water or from rock deposits.

5) Airplane and Aeroplane

Aeroplane is the standard form in British English. Airplane is the normal form in American English, and it is sometimes found in British English also.


6) Piano,Organ and Synthesiser

The organ has 2 keyboards: The upper and the lower, and usually, in the upper keyboard (Which is played with the right hand) you play the melody and in the lower keyboard (which is played with the left hand) you play the accompainment.Aditionally it has several pedals in the bottom and are played with the left foot. This is for the Bass sound.The volume is regulated with another pedal in which you make the expression to each melody. This pedal is controled with the right foot.

The piano has just 1 big keyboard.The melody is played usually with the right hand and the accompainment and bass with the left.The volume is regulated with the intensity you applay to the keys.

The synthetizer has just 1 keyboard. Usually is used or to accompain or to play the melody (but not both). The volume is regulated with a knob.The home synths usually have their own internal speakers. The professionals have to be amplificated externally.The keys are sensible to the pressure of the hand, similar to the piano, only that they are soft and this characteristic is to get or more volume or vibrato or brightness.

7) Notebook and Laptop

Laptop: A portable computer small enough to use on one's lap.

Notebook: A light, portable computer that is generally thinner than a laptop.Laptop computers are more frequently called notebook computers, though technically laptops are somewhat smaller in size than notebooks.


17 comments:

பொற்கொடி said...

ஹும்ம்ம்ம்.. இங்கிலீஷ் எல்லாம் பின்னி பெடல் எடுக்கறீங்க போங்க:)

Deekshanya said...

அய்யய்யோ மன்னிச்சிருங்க பொற்கொடி, பீட்டர் விடனும்னு எல்லாம் எண்ணம் இல்லைங்க.... ஏதோ ரொம்ப நாள் ஆயிருச்சு english-ல post பண்ணி, அதாங்க..

அது சரி அதென்ன பின்னி பெடல் எடுக்கறது? நீங்க chennai தமிழ்ல கலக்கறாமாதிரியா?? :)
-deeksh

Anonymous said...

superunga..naan dhan onga 500th visitor !!!

Priya said...

Informative post Deeksh.
So long, I had been thinking Notebook and Laptop were synonymous..

மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

sister, eppadi evlo periya post ellam.. really super..

sister, neenga tag pannina bestai pOttu mudichchaachu

golmaalgopal said...

wow billiardskum snookerkkum diff cues,tablesnu ippo dhaan theriyum...i thot they were played in diff way in same table... kalaasiteenga ponga... :) very diff 4m ur usual posts....quite informative...

ambi said...

immputtttttttttu arivaaa sishter ungalukuuuuu! avvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv :)

summava LDC gals petera killadi!nu maduraila solraanga! :D

தி. ரா. ச.(T.R.C.) said...

very good article. I should admit that this article had given certain amount of clarification on unknown things.when I recently bought a laptop i had similar apprehentions. thank you.

பொற்கொடி said...

ada kadavule! nan enganga chennai tamizhla ezhudaren?? nalla tamizh ezhudarada illa kanaa kandutu irukken :((

Usha said...

utta lady einstein-nu per eduthuruveenga pola ;)

Sandai-Kozhi said...

yappa!ungalukkum yennakum enna rasio,Blogger is not allowing my comment.This is my 5th attempt in 2 weeks.Hope this time it works.
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Sandai-Kozhi said...

aapada!Vijaya dasami indru vetrigarama naanum oru comment pottuten.yellarum oru OH!podungo ennaku.;P))))--SKM

கைப்புள்ள said...

நல்லா இருந்துச்சுங்க.

//Notebook: A light, portable computer that is generally thinner than a laptop.Laptop computers are more frequently called notebook computers, though technically laptops are somewhat smaller in size than notebooks.//

இப்பத் தான் கேள்வி படறேன்.

Deekshanya said...

From the last...

Kaipulla, thanks for the comment. Hope you enjoyed the post.

SKM - Nanri, ivlo kashtapatu enaku oru comment potathuku.. am really honoured. Avanish is 1 year and 3 months old now.Antha 'oor suthara' post pudichirunthatha ungaluku :)Maduraikarara neenga? too gud.. Nothing like madurai,neenga sonna elamay enakum romba pudicha idangal.. ipo romba maritay varuthu madurai,athan konjam kashtama iruku..

Usha
Einstein range-uku elam kondu poidathinga, avar patuku oru atomic bomb thooki namma ooru mela potutar na neenga elarum enna miss panuvingalay!!

Porkodi / ChennaiSenthamil Scholar
vanakam ma'am!!(elarum ini porkodiku CSS nu per vachiduvom okaya)

TRC Sir
thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I read ur blog too, very nice one.

Ambi Anna
Namma kudumbathula arivukka panjam ;-)

Hi Gopi
I myself learnt the difference between snooker and billiards only when i started to play them!

KarthikSir
Thanq Thanq Thanq (padaiappa style)! Thangachiku ivlo mathipa, thanks again..am so happy to be ur sis.

Dear Priya
How are you? Am glad that this post was informative to u and others.. etho namalum apapo ethavathu urupadiya seyanumla.. athuku than :)

Anon - 500th visitor!! Please leave ur name when you comment. it would be nice to know you.

-Deeksh!

Syam said...

appa oru wikipedia range ku post pottu irukeenga...very informative...

i really liked the first point..from now on I should ask for hare fry rather rabbit fry yenna hare la thaan quantity athigama irukum :-)

Deekshanya said...

Dear Syam
Wiki pedia alavuku elam post ilinga. just a brief on things that are mostly confused to be the same...
Abt your second paragraph in the comment - NO COMMENTS... muyala kooda vitu vaika metinga pola.. poor mrs.syam!Ungaluku samachu potay avanga oinjiduvanga pola.

Arunkumar said...

aaha, enna oru 'podu arivu' :-)

romba naalaiku appram some informative blog padikkiren :)