Screw vs. bolt

Almost everybody dealing from time to time with technical texts in English knows this problem. Some texts use “bolt”, others use “screw”. Some other texts even use both “bolt” and “screw” without making any differences. Also in German we are struggling with the terms “Schraube” and “Bolzen”. I deliberately don’t tell you what English word corresponds to the German ones. You will know the reason later on. The question I am asking myself is, if we really can (or should dare to) distinguish the two words.

Today I have found a very interesting English article, that explains the difference. For the first time I think that I really understand the issue. To make it short: it’s a matter of how you use it. For more details click on SCREW vs. BOLT.

Have a nice time reading the short article.