Confusing Words, Index of Clarified Groups A-Z
(lists of homonyms, homophones, homographs, and other words that cause confusions)
Examples of confusing idioms which are applicable to the confusions of words
A wife said to her husband, "You're skating on thin eggshells, mister."
He replied by saying, "Uh, it's either 'skating on thin ice' or 'walking on eggshells.' "
She warned, "You probably shouldn't have corrected me. Now, you've really opened up a can of hot water."
The end result: "You buttered your bread, now lie in it."
Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge; who knows who has written it and where it is to be found.
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are always united.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Being ignorant is not as shameful as being unwilling to learn.
Today's "with-it" Americans flood their minds with information; such as, random messages from the instant-everywhere, leaving all too little room for the knowledge they really need.
Among the few things more expensive than an education these days is the lack of it.
Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't.
Education is not merely received. It is achieved.
A good education is knowing what you want, knowing where to get it, and knowing what to do with it after you get it.
Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.