Recently, on MXH, people are competing to share a funny story related to spelling mistakes. It is worth mentioning that this is a word that many Vietnamese people are confused about.
Specifically, according to the shared message, a certain boss sent a message to blame the employee for not closing the company gate carefully. After reminding, he also advised his employees not to live a “blasphemy”. It was this statement that made the staff laugh because their boss misspelled a very basic word.
It is known that this is a word often used to refer to someone’s indifferent attitude, but it is exactly “indifferent”. This word also means “to ignore, to stay out of the way, as if it has nothing to do with me”. For example, someone who has an “indifferent attitude”, or “indifferent to everything around”, does not care about anyone or anything.
However, this word is confused by many people as “bladder”. It is worth mentioning that even adding only 1 letter, but 2 words have completely different meanings. Because the “bladder” is the organ that stores urine secreted by the kidneys before being discharged from the body through the urethra. And of course “bladder” and “apathy” are not related at all. Also because of the confusion between attitude and body parts, this boss accidentally “makes jokes” for employees.
The above post, after being shared, has received a lot of attention from netizens, most of whom also use this word incorrectly. In fact, in Vietnamese, there are many words that are easily confused because of the similar spelling, or some words often used in spoken language in the local accent and then “cracked” into the written text, so they are confused. And to avoid falling into a situation like the boss in the story above, when you are not sure about a word, you can look up the dictionary to write it correctly. Currently, there are also quite a few websites that help check spelling errors online, with relative accuracy.
In order not to get caught with these basic words, let’s go through a series of words that often cause confusion below: