Ten Surprising Facts About Everyday Household Objects While COVID-19 has us homebound, it’s a good time to reflect on the peculiar histories of housewares we take for granted Do you know the difference between your horno and your cuerno? How about a nice tuna salad? Or did you mean atún? If you say 'limpiarse' are you cleaning or visiting an orthopedic surgeon? Getting to know your household words in Spanish can save you much embarrassment (NOT embarazada.) There are more Spanish-speakers in the . than there are in Spain.