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What's The Difference? - How to Tell Things Apart That Are Confusingly Close

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Overview Who hasn't wondered what distinguishes an alligator from a crocodile, partly cloudy from partly sunny, or Daniel Boone from Davy Crockett? For the first time, the answers to all such nagging mysteries are in one place. Among the 75 other whimsical but factual entries: ?geek vs. nerd ?justice vs. revenge ?sunscreen vs. sunblock ?dwarf vs. midget ?democracy vs. repu ...more
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Published September 25th 2005 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2005)
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Maura
This was a gift from Kris B as a supplement to all my Googling. :) of course it's got the standard croc vs gator distinction, but it's got a pretty good range of subjects -- partly sunny vs partly cloudy, morals vs ethics, robots vs androids. sure you'll know some of them, but others are definitely ones where it's hard to put into words what the difference is. so it's a fun book to flip thru.
Amber McAlister
A very quick read that did indeed clarify a few things, such as the difference between a democracy and a republic, the difference between brown and white eggs, etc.
Seriously, sit down with a couple of hours to spare, and you'll learn a few things and have another "read book" under your belt.
Amanda
This is a fun reference book about all the things, words, etc. that people confuse. Very handy for those discussions of "cheese toasty vs. grilled cheese".
Lia
Has some interesting information, but some of his distinctions don't ring true.
Stephanie
A little too sarcastic at times, but truly informative and definitely fun.
Marylou R.
This is a fun little book that you can even make a game out of.
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