Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!

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are there any pairs of words or names that you always confuse with one another?

New Mark H (New MarkH), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I always confuse

Caravaggio - sixteenth century Italian painter

with

Carluccio - an Italian café an deli chain (the interior of the Oxford one was designed by my cousin)

New Mark H (New MarkH), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Arpeggio (sequence of notes)

Archipeligo (sequence of islands)

I always try to combine them.

Shoes and Shoegazeability (kate), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Barry Andrews - KBd man w/ XTC
Barry Adamson - wrote pseudo soundtracks for so long, they asked him to do it for real.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The names Emma and Claire

The MS Excel icon and the MS Outlook icon

The order of the alphabet between H and M

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My very elderly grandmother used to confuse "pelmet" and "pelvis", causing hilarity in the curtain shop.

C J (C J), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don't think I mix anything up

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The and Teh

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists
-- vita susicivus (n...), January 19th, 2007.

i just say "psychoanalysts-psychiatrists-phychologists" cos i never know what i mean.

the original hauntology blogging crew (Enrique), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Shrinks covers it

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, that's easy for me. There's the one-that-gives-me-pills (psychiatrist) and the one that just talks-a-lot-of-bollocks (psychologist) - but if you've never had either, I can understand the confusion.

Shoes and Shoegazeability (kate), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Juoda and syödä! They mean TO DRINK and TO EAT in Finnish but I always get them confused and thus told my teacher that I drink a lot of meat. This is the sort of thing we learn in class. Hmm.

In English I confuse Brighton and Bristol more than I should.

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Lucretia My Reflection), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Paediatrics and the feet one... or is paediatrics the feet one?

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

the original hauntology blogging crew (Enrique), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i thought they were psychopaths?

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

psychopathologist: studies diseases, so he can give them to you

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That's areas set aside for the riding of bicycles (xp)

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

John Updike }{ John Irving

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I did describe someone as behaving as though they were suffering from Stockhausen Syndrome.

Anna (Anna), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ha ha, that's great

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

arse
elbow

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ethics/morals

the original hauntology blogging crew (Enrique), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the numbers 4 and 7 in sequences of numbers, for instance a padlock or a memorable date.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ILX
work

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when i was a kid:
bagels-donuts
muffins-cupcakes

but even more recently
jar-bottle

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Shetty

Poppadom

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

Shoes and Shoegazeability (kate), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bills Paxton and Pullman
Until recently: Cormac McCarthy and Carson McCullers
Red and green, apparently

g00blar (gooblar), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Will Ferrell
Colin Ferrell
Colin Firth

...are all the same person, as far as I'm concerned.

Also Jeremy Paxman and Jeremy Clarkson, as discussed before.

Shoes and Shoegazeability (kate), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

Tom D. (Dada), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

YES.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

me too.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh and also!

(and this is distressing, because I love MLP)

Mary Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson

I blame Fried Green Tomatoes.

g00blar (gooblar), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Swamp Thing
Man Thing

This is the only pair in the list that I confuse too.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

paxton/pullman is SO true!

the original hauntology blogging crew (Enrique), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jonathans Lethem and Franzen, although as so much now that I've actually read some Lethem.

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I sometimes get the Dimbleby brothers mixed up.

The Attenboroughs as well, come to think of it.

But never the McWhirters, despite them being twins.

onimo (onimo), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

having a final exam in a course i've been blowing off all term and don't even know the location of : dreaming

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, I've got one of my own now: Ted Nugent & Todd Rundgren. I had to google to check that the guy who's a racist is not the same person as the guy who had a feud with the Lennons, and in the time it took me to write this I have already forgotten which is which.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

wogan lenin (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the correct spelling & the incorrect spelling

Fleischhutliebe! like a warm, furry meatloaf (Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

For years thought Jerry Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis were the same person, and I still don't know which is which.

chap (chap), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

well done

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Uh, thanks?

chap (chap), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not in terms of what/who they are, but when attempting to speak:

Wittgenstein/Wittenberg
Flann O'Brien/Flannery O'Connor

And more that I've forgotten...

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

NickB (NickB), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Every town I go in
There is a street

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 July 2018 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

the late power pop godfather Tommy Hoehn
the late power pop godfather Tommy Keene

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Craig Sheffer
Craig Wasson

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Bob Welch
Bob Weir

Jason Schwartzman
Jason Bateman

MarkoP, Saturday, 21 July 2018 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

^ otm on the Jasons.

Chase Knobbe? Have you Courtney Cox? (Tom D.), Saturday, 21 July 2018 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Jason Sudekis

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 July 2018 22:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Damrosch Bandshell/Naumburg Bandshell

3-Way Tie (For James Last) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 July 2018 03:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Tim Hecker
Tim Heidecker

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Hal Roach
Max Roach

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:13 (two months ago) Permalink

wtf

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

No joke. Whenever I see one of their names, I have to pause for a second to remember which is being referred to.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (had to google her name, forgot she was actually called Bridge!)

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Monday, 6 August 2018 17:10 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Jim Jeffries
Jeff Dunham

incarcerated moonfaces (how's life), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen

Dr. Goldfood and the Grill Bombs (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Nina Hagen
Nina Paley

incarcerated moonfaces (how's life), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Nina Flowers
Brandon Flowers

vanjie wail (qiqing), Thursday, 23 August 2018 03:43 (two months ago) Permalink

seriously though

Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

vanjie wail (qiqing), Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Drugstore Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy

flappy bird, Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Yes to both of those

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 23 August 2018 06:37 (two months ago) Permalink

seriously though

Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

― vanjie wail (qiqing), Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:40 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

- Haha, who could get these confused?

- All right. Which actress starred in The Abyss?

-

-

- You know what? To hell with all of you....

pplains, Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I saw the names and had to google mary elizabeth winstead to remember that she wasn't either of these people, so add her to the list

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Me a few minutes ago "Oh wow Leonora Carrington wrote feminist books about mythology (takes another look at name), no it's Carolyne Larrington"

I wont get them mixed up but I used to get Carrington mixed up with Leonor Fini.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 1 September 2018 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Air Supply
Art of Noise

how's life, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

lol
no way

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

today apparently, i did:

Burt Reynolds
Tom Selleck

Also today:

1) william morris, arts and crafts
2) william morris, talent agency
3) phillip morris, tobacconist
4) phillip morris, fictional man in jim carrey movie

I had all four of these people mixed up in incredibly confusing ways in my head. especially 2-3-4

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 6 September 2018 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Emily Mortimer
Emily Blunt

Nag Reddit (Leee), Thursday, 6 September 2018 21:43 (one month ago) Permalink

ha I used to get Burt and Tom mixed up when I was a kid

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 6 September 2018 21:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Will you are not alone re the morrises (although I don’t think the last Philip is fictional)

coetzee.cx (wins), Thursday, 6 September 2018 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

John Schlesinger
John Frankenheimer

WmC, Friday, 7 September 2018 12:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Which one of those guys played Cliff Clavin?

pplains, Friday, 7 September 2018 13:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol

The Great Atomic Power Ballad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 September 2018 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Will you are not alone re the morrises (although I don’t think the last Philip is fictional)

― coetzee.cx (wins), Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:51 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

even more confusing! ALL REAL PEOPLE

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 7 September 2018 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Emily Mortimer
Emily Blunt

― Nag Reddit (Leee), Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:43 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

for real, I cannot tell Emily Mortimer and Emily Watson apart.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Britishes stop naming your daughters Emily!

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 7 September 2018 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Karen Bradley
Karen Brady

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 September 2018 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Brendan O'Neill
Brendan O'Carroll

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 8 September 2018 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

The Little Friend
The Little Stranger

Madchen, Friday, 14 September 2018 06:05 (one month ago) Permalink

are the two used as euphemisms?

Stevolende, Friday, 14 September 2018 08:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Julia Hartley Brewer and Kirstie Allsop

thomasintrouble, Friday, 14 September 2018 09:00 (one month ago) Permalink

The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaiden (Korean film)
The Housemaid (another Korean film)

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 September 2018 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Have only just realised that Alex Jones who was all over the news for being banned from Twitter share a name with Alex Jones, "one show" host

koogs, Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:31 (one month ago) Permalink

David Icke
David Fricke

Has this been done idk

vanjie wail (qiqing), Monday, 17 September 2018 05:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Elizabeth Moss
Elizabeth Olsen

because of Peggy Olson

silverfish, Monday, 17 September 2018 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

same, AND same reason

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Monday, 17 September 2018 17:58 (one month ago) Permalink

In Time
About Time

MarkoP, Monday, 17 September 2018 22:06 (one month ago) Permalink

A.A. Milne
J.M. Barrie

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00 (one month ago) Permalink

flopson
flappy bird

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^^

Zach Same (Tom D.), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Jonathan Chait / Jonathan Haidt

― Andrew Farrell, Friday, December 29, 2017 10:45 AM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ftb they are both chumps iirc

mark s, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Kiehl’s/Kohl’s

Harper Valley CTA-102 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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