Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!

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Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersen

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

Agnès Varda
Agnès B

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Drabble
(cf Jernigan, by David Gates)

But I never confuse
Marguerite Yourcenar
Marguerite Duras

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Gloria Gaynor
Gloria Jones

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bill Plympton/Bill Morrsion. I have no idea why.

C0L1N B... (C0L1N B...), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

soulful strut/cissy strut/sophisticated cissy/cissy houston

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Amy Sedaris
Amy Poehler

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

shit/shinola

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

my ass/a hole in the ground

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

person/person with similar name

sunny successor agrees: gay dad always trumps slutty mom (katharine), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

my ass and my elbow.

chicago kevin (chicago kevin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh damn, i suppose i should have read this thread before posting.

chicago kevin (chicago kevin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

as an 11-year-old i confused exotic and erotic to the great amusement of my mom and grandma.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

i remember in 6 grade science class some kid was reading aloud from a text about amoeba and kept using the phrase "micro orgasm" in a bit of freudian fun.

chicago kevin (chicago kevin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

don't look now and don't look back.

-- emsk (vomit.quif...), January 22nd, 2007 9:39 AM. ( emsk) (later) (link)

I wish we could combine those! And have Bob Dylan murdered by a psychotic midget in Venice! Excellent!

"Something is happening and you don't know what it is- the phone call from the killer dwarf is coming from your own gondola!

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Barbara Harris +
Barbara Rhoades *


+was in a movie with Alan Alda
*was on a TV program with Adam Arkin

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 19:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

Apparently (+) also did some famous improv scenes with Alan Arkin.

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 25 January 2007 20:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

rosie o'donell and the ass-end of an incontinent moose.

chicago kevin (chicago kevin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 20:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ingmar Bergman
Ingrid Bergman

but only when talking.

Merdeyeux Merdeyeux Merdeyeux (Merdeyeux Merdeyeux Merdeyeux), Thursday, 25 January 2007 20:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

also, my grandmother once did the micro orgasm thing when reading out a crossword clue. I think the great discomfort I felt probably says more about my (secretly uptight) Freudian unconscious than her slip said of hers.

Merdeyeux Merdeyeux Merdeyeux (Merdeyeux Merdeyeux Merdeyeux), Thursday, 25 January 2007 20:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Kato (Green Hornet sidekick) and Cato (Pink Panther sidekick)

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

I remember Bill Paxton because he was the guy with a Secret New Wave Past and Bill Pullman because he appeared in some Sandra Bullock romantic comedy from the '90s. And Paxton has a tougher, more macho appearance to me (which makes his Secret New Wave Past all the more hilarious IMO). Pullman looks more like he comes from the North.

Phoenix Dancing (krushsister), Friday, 26 January 2007 04:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

cavalry
calvary

elmo argonaut (allocryptic), Friday, 26 January 2007 04:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, good one Elmo.

Phoenix Dancing (krushsister), Friday, 26 January 2007 04:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

George Formby
George Foreman

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

Casey Kasem/Kato Kaelin

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Monday, 29 January 2007 15:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

I confused villified and vindicated for a long time.

I always, still, get Mike Ness and Mike Watt mixed up. To my boyfriends everlasting dismay.

aimurchie (aimurchie), Monday, 29 January 2007 19:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bellini and Donizetti

Frogm@n Henry (Frogm@n Henry), Monday, 29 January 2007 19:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

I always call Bellini, Boldoni.

M. White (Miguelito), Monday, 29 January 2007 19:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

MSN
M&S

wogan lenin (dog latin), Monday, 29 January 2007 19:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

i thought Belle and Sebastian were Tuck 'n Patty for a long time, which made me dismissive of Belle and Sebastian. (I had only heard Tuck 'n Patty). So I said they sucked, and people were surprised that I didn't like Belle and Sebastian, but I didn't know I liked them!

I get Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino confused sometimes. Much to everyone on ILX's dismay, these two confessions, I'm guessing! (The boyfriend is especially dismayed about the DeNiro/Pacino confusion.)

aimurchie (aimurchie), Monday, 29 January 2007 19:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Webb/Mike Batt

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Monday, 29 January 2007 23:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

John Howard and Louie the Fly

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 01:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wayne Arthurs and Chris de Burgh

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 03:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

"When I was a kid I used to confuse Martin Luther and Martin Luther King."

As an adult playing Trivial Pursuit, two other players almost came to fisticuffs (alcohol-fuelled, which partially explains without excusing) because the dimmer and drunker of the two swore blind ML and MLK were indeed one and the same person.

Fred Nerk (Fred Nerk), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 03:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh, when speaking, I always say "Billy Colony" (for the Big Yin)

S- (sgh), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 03:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

the dimmer and drunker of the two swore blind ML and MLK were indeed one and the same person

I think drunkenness helps, but dimness is a stone-solid requirement for this argument.

Thumpy Screamy (kenan), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 03:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

My mum always used to tell us she was ravished. I think she meant famished.

Hard like armour (Hard like armour), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 04:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ravished/famished is hilarious! Is ravenous the culprit?

aimurchie (aimurchie), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 08:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

cavalry
calvary

don't confuse those, but *do* confuse Calvary and Calgary sometimes.

New Mark H (New MarkH), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 11:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

katie holmes and kate richie

gem (trisk), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 11:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

lampooned
pilloried

do they mean the same thing?

vita susicivus (blueski), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 12:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bronson Arroyo/Bronson Pinchot

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

cavalry
calvary

my new mnemonic for this is the word "chevalier," but it doesn't always work

elmo argonaut (allocryptic), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

lampoon (n.)
1645, from Fr. lampon, of unknown origin, said by Fr. etymologists to be from lampons "let us drink," popular refrain for scurrilous 17c. songs, from lamper "to drink, guzzle," a nasalized form of laper "to lap." The verb is first attested 1657.

1. a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.
–verb (used with object) 2. to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.


pillory (n.)
1274 (attested in Anglo-L. from c.1189), from O.Fr. pellori (1168), from M.L. pilloria, of uncertain origin, perhaps a dim of L. pila "pillar, stone barrier." The verb is first attested 1600.

1. a wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision.
–verb (used with object) 2. to set in the pillory.
3. to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse: The candidate mercilessly pilloried his opponent.

M. White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

also 'lambast'

vita susicivus (blueski), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Cavalry is originally from vulgar latin 'caballus', horse.

Calvary is the Latin name for Golgotha and derives from 'calvus', bald, which is essentially what the name Calvin means.

M. White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 31 January 2007 16:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

Arturo Bandini/Alberto Beddini

The Redd And The Blecch (Ken L), Thursday, 1 February 2007 04:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

My college newspaper ran a photoshopped version with JC throwing devil horns. Ahhh religion, always good for a laugh.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 1 February 2007 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Did I typo or is that url not functional? I can never tell these things.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 1 February 2007 04:57 (7 years ago) Permalink


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