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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Arpeggio (sequence of notes)

Archipeligo (sequence of islands)

I always try to combine them.

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:31 (fifteen years ago) link

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:32 (fifteen years ago) link

The and Teh

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Shrinks covers it

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:40 (fifteen years ago) link

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

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:41 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:59 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Anna (Anna), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:06 (fifteen years ago) link

ethics/morals

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

ILX
work

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:03 (fifteen years ago) link

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

but even more recently
jar-bottle

AaronK (AaronK), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

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

g00blar (gooblar), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:26 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:33 (fifteen years ago) link

me too.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:40 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:01 (fifteen years ago) link

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

the correct spelling & the incorrect spelling

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

well done

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Uh, thanks?

chap (chap), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

NickB (NickB), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

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budo jeru, Saturday, 13 August 2022 16:00 (one month ago) link

Cookies and Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

peace, man, Saturday, 13 August 2022 18:56 (one month ago) link

Raul Ruiz
Manoel de Oliveira

I know who they both are, I just can't remember which one directed which turn-of-the-millennium-Euro-art-film-featuring-John-Malkovich.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 15 August 2022 03:07 (one month ago) link

Wolf Alice
The Joy Formidable

MarkoP, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 14:54 (one month ago) link

Tim Lott
Toby Litt

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 19:32 (one month ago) link

Les Claypool
Wes Borland

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 19:49 (one month ago) link

doing nothing
doing whatever i feel like

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 19:50 (one month ago) link

Jonah Hill
Seth Rogan

Alba, Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:24 (one month ago) link

Bahamas
Bermuda
Barbados

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Thursday, 18 August 2022 13:43 (one month ago) link

come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego
Baby, why don't we go?

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 18 August 2022 13:57 (one month ago) link

slowsquatch i see your list and raise you one (1) Barbuda

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 19 August 2022 01:17 (one month ago) link

Licensed to Ill
Ill Communication

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Friday, 19 August 2022 23:18 (one month ago) link

Hillaire Belloc
Honoré de Balzac

Wiggum Dorma (wins), Saturday, 20 August 2022 20:06 (one month ago) link

Marisol
Maripol

Look closely, that is all. (doo dah), Sunday, 21 August 2022 00:46 (one month ago) link

Superchunk
Spacehog

Midlake
Clearlake

School of Seven Bells
Sleigh Bells
Howling Bells

Grandpont Genie, Sunday, 21 August 2022 11:15 (one month ago) link

come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego
Baby, why don't we go?

Mike Love
Evil bitter man crapping on his band's legacy

Grandpont Genie, Sunday, 21 August 2022 11:18 (one month ago) link

It occurs to me that I mostly mix up names of people in the same profession

Don Cheadle
Don Ameche

Gary Burton
Burton Greene

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 14:02 (one month ago) link

Hillaire Belloc
Honoré de Balzac

― Wiggum Dorma (wins), Saturday, August 20, 2022 3:06 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

for me it's:

hilaire belloc
evelyn waugh

budo jeru, Thursday, 25 August 2022 01:04 (one month ago) link

both catholic englishman "men of letters" writing in the '40s who nobody in america gives a shit about or even knows who they are, with girl names

budo jeru, Thursday, 25 August 2022 01:06 (one month ago) link

richard austin freeman/freeman wills croft

no lime tangier, Thursday, 25 August 2022 07:54 (one month ago) link

I keep thinking the "where harry met sally" sign in katz's deli is in cafe lalo (because it's where meg ryan met tom hanks in 'you've got mail' and this is somehow commemorated- i think it's just noted on their menu).

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Friday, 26 August 2022 02:31 (one month ago) link

Chris Woakes
Ben Foakes

... but not Ben Stokes

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Friday, 26 August 2022 14:27 (one month ago) link

Autreche
Aphex Twin

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 August 2022 14:56 (one month ago) link

‘tis the 2010s Album rollout that made me realise this

heresy, I know

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 August 2022 14:58 (one month ago) link

Fishbone

Firehose

gin and tonic the hedgehog (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 27 August 2022 02:02 (one month ago) link

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Manford Mann's Earth Band

BrianB, Sunday, 28 August 2022 16:02 (one month ago) link

Glen Ballard
Desmond Child

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Monday, 29 August 2022 01:52 (one month ago) link

Martha Graham
Twyla Tharp

Probably a third modern choreographer I'm forgetting.

we talkin bout praxis (Leee), Monday, 29 August 2022 23:31 (one month ago) link

Golden Earring
Shocking Blue

budo jeru, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 02:27 (one month ago) link

Kenny Burrell
Dave Burrell

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 22:02 (one month ago) link

Tom Bihn, backpack manufacturer
Tom Beghin, fortepianist
Thom Bargen, coffee roaster

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 31 August 2022 05:29 (one month ago) link

Shelley Long
Shelley Duvall
Shelley Winters

clouds, Sunday, 4 September 2022 20:01 (four weeks ago) link

Yes!

Alba, Sunday, 4 September 2022 20:45 (four weeks ago) link

St Etienne
St Vincent

silverfish, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

Kenneth Clark
James Burke

budo jeru, Saturday, 10 September 2022 20:29 (three weeks ago) link

Judd Hirsch
Judd Nelson

Alba, Sunday, 11 September 2022 06:50 (three weeks ago) link

Denis Lawson
Leigh Lawson

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Sunday, 11 September 2022 10:04 (three weeks ago) link

Puy
Pau

(as in French cities/towns)

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 05:59 (two weeks ago) link

for me it's Gau / Pau

budo jeru, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:43 (two weeks ago) link

Modigliani
Giacometti

Madchen, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 18:53 (two weeks ago) link

Ken Loach
Mike Leigh

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

ned doheny
ned beatty

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 16 September 2022 04:30 (two weeks ago) link

Englebert Humperdinck
Buster Poindexter

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 16 September 2022 13:58 (two weeks ago) link

…b-b-but Englebert Humperdinck : Buster Poindexter = Lavator Shemmelpennick, no???

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 September 2022 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

Ya got me!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 16 September 2022 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

Abe Froman
Abe Vigoda

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 16 September 2022 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

Nina Nastasia
Nina Nesbitt

In that I will see posters for or mentions of the latter in the press and feel momentarily confused that Nina Nastasia is now a mainstream pop star or something, before realising.

brain (krakow), Saturday, 17 September 2022 09:20 (two weeks ago) link

Mark Ryden
Mark Rydell

jaymc, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 13:31 (one week ago) link

Simon Callow
Simon Cadell
Simon Cowell

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 October 2022 09:37 (yesterday) link

The Emirates
The Etihad

Madchen, Saturday, 1 October 2022 12:05 (yesterday) link


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