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

I was at a math workshop today, and one of the presenters looked uncannily like Jonah Hill--a few pounds lighter, hair a little shorter, otherwise a physical lookalike, and his voice and mannerisms were dead-on. Everyone at my table was in complete agreement. When we called him over to look at something related to the workshop, I had to ask if anyone had ever told him he looked like a famous actor. I expected him to groan and say, "Yeah, I know, Jonah Hill." He said yes, but not Hill: "I get Richard Gere sometimes." It wasn't meant as a joke--he was absolutely serious.

Jonah Hill and Richard Gere: I always get those two mixed up.

clemenza, Friday, 1 December 2017 04:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Nicolas Slonimsky/Joseph Schillinger

Anne Git Yorgun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:18 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Jonathan Chait / Jonathan Haidt

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 29 December 2017 10:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Ted Solotaroff/Saul Maloff

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 01:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Daisy von Furth

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 1 January 2018 02:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Pierrot le fou/Pierrot mon ami

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 02:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Dominic Frontiere, musician associated with the LA studio scene (recently deceased)

Domenic Priore, journalist who writes about the LA studio scene

Josefa, Monday, 1 January 2018 08:09 (three months ago) Permalink

(...of the 1960s in both cases)

Josefa, Monday, 1 January 2018 08:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Javier Bardem and Benicio del Toro

MarkoP, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Silver Apples and Apples in Stereo

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 19 January 2018 05:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Just realised after a comment by the latter about The Presidents Club dinner that I have been conflating Harvey Weinstein and Harvey Goldsmith.

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I keep thinking Sarah Greene is the racist alcoholic 80s TV presenter instead of Sarah Kennedy.

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:58 (two months ago) Permalink

just realised that 2017 sex-scandal tory David Meller is not the same person as early-90s sex-scandal tory David Mellor

soref, Monday, 29 January 2018 10:47 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry, *2018* sex-scandal tory David Meller

soref, Monday, 29 January 2018 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Jean Renoir and Jean Vigo. Every time I see the name Jean Renoir I think it's the guy who made L'Atalante

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Alison Brie
Brie Larson

― Madchen, Monday, February 29, 2016 9:49 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

same
they are both only "Brie" in my head

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Thomas Jane
James Purefoy

i saw Purefoy in the trailer for Altered Carbon and I'm still not convinced it wasn't Jane.

omar little, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Purefoy much hotter.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Dylan McDermott Mulroney

― billy, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:27 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

THIS ^^^

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

The 1975
Death From Above 1979
At the Drive In
Death Cab for Cutie

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:40 (two months ago) Permalink

This is just none person whose name I can never get right but I honestly don't know if the guy's name is Tatum Channing or Channing Tatum.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 20:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Dylan McDermott Mulroney

― billy, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:27 PM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

THIS ^^^

― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:38 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

GUys, didja hear?

https://i.imgur.com/Ym9qALz.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

the quickening!!!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:08 (two months ago) Permalink

hahaha ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 12 February 2018 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Josie Long
Josie Lawrence

soref, Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Dan Fogelberg
Dan Hill

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Dan Fogelberg
Dan Fogelman
Dan Fogler

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Mark Ronson
Mick Ralphs

how's life, Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't get the people confused, but whenever I hear "Mark Ronson" it takes a few seconds to switch from "Mick Ronson?" to "Oh, that guy I keep hearing the name of."

nickn, Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Richardson

pplains, Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Aaaaand I repeat myself.

Patricia Richardson / Patricia Clarkson / the woman who died after skiing into a tree.

― Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:18 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I do think I've got the whole Jeff Bridges/Daniels thing finally worked out though.

pplains, Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Lee Greenwood/Lee Hazlewood

Whenever I see the credit for God Bless the USA I think for a split second, "Wait, the guy who wrote 'Some Velvet Morning'?!"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 5 March 2018 15:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Stormy Davis and Storm Davis.

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/204/204-34TFr.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:12 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a pitcher/catcher joke there but I'm not gonna make it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Just noticed what I did...Stormy Daniels, not Davis. Not intentional. Kind of kills the joke.

clemenza, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Evan Rachel Wood

MarkoP, Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:07 (one month ago) Permalink

*67
*82

One of them obscures my cellphone number, the other reveals it. I keep fucking it up in my professional life, but luckily it hasn't yet led to any awkwardness.

sueñx latinx (naus), Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Hardly "always," but today I caught a bit of the 80s Canadian flick Hockey Night on TV and briefly mistook Maury Chaykin for M. Emmet Walsh.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Friday, 23 March 2018 03:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Thomas “Broken Hand” Fitzpatrick/Ranald Slidell “Bad Hand” Mackenzie

Leslie “POLLS” Hartley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 March 2018 02:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bob Cunningham/Bill Cunningham/Bill Cunningham
(Jazz bassist/Original Box Top turned classical bassist/fashion photographer)

Leslie “POLLS” Hartley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kate McGarry/Kate McCarrigle

Leslie “POLLS” Hartley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Flood
Youth

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ben Sandmel/Ben Sidran

Leslie “POLLS” Hartley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

@notch
@dril

Chunky Backgammon (onimo), Monday, 26 March 2018 22:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Angie Stone and Jill Scott

MarkoP, Saturday, 14 April 2018 15:37 (one week ago) Permalink

The Descendants, The Residents, The Replacements, The Rentals, The Smithereens

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Lol.

Has somebody already mentioned
The Suburbs/The Suburban Lawns

Made in the Shadow Blaster (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 April 2018 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

J.T. Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh
R. Lee Ermey

pplains, Friday, 20 April 2018 09:18 (yesterday) Permalink


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