Things i get mixed up

Stove, oven

To this day, i still have a hard time discerning these two. The “ove” in both words is what probably gets me, plus the fact that the stove and oven are all in one unit.

Colorado, Arizona

It wasn’t until last week when i finally realized that i think of these two states synonymously. Which screws things up when I think of Arizona being a cold state where you go skiing.

Winterfresh, peppermint, wintergreen

I posted about this before.

Which knob is hot, which is knob is cold

I’m pretty sure that hot is on the left. But i always have to test the water first to see.

Wacker, Wabash

Both are streets in downtown Chicago.

» Listen to a podcast about this topic of what I get mixed up. (excuse the audio quality)

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Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

It’s things like this that make you so endearing

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

P.S. It’s not always the case that the stove top and the oven are one unit. You can have a stove top built into your counter top and have the oven built into the wall in another part of the kitchen.

Tom Saaristo
15 years ago

sorry, I hit submit before making my point … If you think of the oven as closed or “enclosed” and the stove “top” as being on top, you may not get them confused.

lwells
15 years ago

you can go skiing in northern arizona, there are 4 ski resorts there. does that confuse you even more?

laura
laura
15 years ago

the grand canyon is in both arizona and colorado…… isn’t it?

laura
laura
15 years ago

are your knobs not marked H and C? that’s a good clue.

amind4nullity
15 years ago

Colorado and Arizona? That’s not right.. There not even close. In the summer time Arizona is hot and miserable, in the winter time Arizona is hot and just below miserable. And those so called ski resorts in Arizona are nothing but mole hills compared to the resorts in Colorado. Did I forget to mention that Arizona is typically hot and miserable. The construction crews have to work at night in order to get anything done without becoming vegetables.

unlikelymoose
15 years ago

here’s one i screw up all the time: boiler furnance I have a boiler because my house has radiators. I always call it a furnace cuz furnaces are more common place nowadays. Plus, saying “boiler” sounds weird and very non-house-warming-like. It sounds like I’m either cooking food are I live in medieval times and dunk bad people into the boiler.

unlikelymoose
15 years ago

oooh. another one: Britain UK England There’s three words that get screwed up. I still don’t know the difference between the three. We never ever learned the difference in school. I would have remembered it. I was a history/geography buff.

unlikelymoose
15 years ago

this one is a little off the topic, but how about those different names for different kinds of doctors? I never ever keep them straight. Optomologist, Optomotrist, etc. etc.

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