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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

Michael Sheen
Michael Shannon

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 04:40 (two months ago) link

the latter is the one who sounds like he has a toothpick in his mouth

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 04:42 (two months ago) link

If somebody mentions Sheen or Shannon, I just ask "Is that the elfin one?"

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 04:47 (two months ago) link

Regina King and Regina Hall (the names, not the persons, obv), and then sometimes Rebecca Hall comes to muddy things up, such as when she decides to make her feature-film directorial debut at the same time as Regina King's.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 11 March 2021 09:46 (two months ago) link

Just realized I was conflating Dick van Patten with Jerry van Dyke. Subsequently realized that I have no actual reason to be thinking about either of these people.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 05:48 (one month ago) link

how about Dick Shawn, are you thinking about Dick Shawn?

armoured van, Holden (sic), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 06:46 (one month ago) link

Is that the New Yorker editor or the guy from The Princess Bride?

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 07:45 (one month ago) link

Sarah Champion, music journalist
Sarah Champion, MP

I've just this minute checked Wiki to check if they aren't the same person.

Woke For Luck (Tom D.), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 13:09 (one month ago) link

Phil Elverum
Phil Ek
Daniel Ek

peace, man, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 13:38 (one month ago) link

Just realized I was conflating Dick van Patten with Jerry van Dyke.

And I would have blithely continued doing the same if I hadn't read this.

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 08:34 (one month ago) link

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gaskill

mahb, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 08:56 (one month ago) link

can I suggest Mary Gaitskill

we should be striving for equity in current times

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 11:09 (one month ago) link

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Harrington

This thread is so hard to load.

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:19 (one month ago) link

Jessica Walter
Katherine Helmond

Arthur, Thursday, 25 March 2021 19:09 (one month ago) link

Gorilla Biscuits
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

emil.y, Sunday, 28 March 2021 15:59 (one month ago) link

(Boomer age actresses):

Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eilbacher
Jill Eikenberry

Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley-Anne Down

Josefa, Thursday, 1 April 2021 17:23 (one month ago) link

Mr. Brightside
Mr. Sandman
Enter Sandman

I think those are all songs but I don’t know if I have ever heard any of them. At least one of them is a meme of some kind that I don’t understand. Anyway I hope they’re all fine.

Canon in Deez (silby), Saturday, 3 April 2021 06:02 (one month ago) link

they are all fun pop songs that I've heard on TV

armoured van, Holden (sic), Saturday, 3 April 2021 07:44 (one month ago) link

Rod Steiger
Roy Scheider

I do know which is which, but when one is mentioned it takes me a moment to remember which name goes with which face.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 9 April 2021 17:49 (one month ago) link

Not an "always" situation but when I heard on the radio that Prince Phillip had died for a second or two I was thinking Prince Charles.

nickn, Friday, 9 April 2021 17:57 (one month ago) link

If only

you've seen 'em given on a rainy tuesday night in stoke (Matt #2), Friday, 9 April 2021 18:18 (one month ago) link

No, Charles has to survive to fuck up the monarchy once and for all.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Friday, 9 April 2021 18:19 (one month ago) link

Bermuda
The Bahamas

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:19 (one month ago) link

I don't really get them mixed up , but whenever I picture Jack Antonoff in my mind I imagine him looking more like Antony Fantano.

peace, man, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:22 (one month ago) link

Doris Day
Dinah Shore

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:26 (one month ago) link

Bhad Bhabie
Bad Bunny

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:50 (one month ago) link

Stevolende
Robert Adam Gilmour

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:36 (one month ago) link

Rozz Williams
Rick Rozz

brimstead, Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:39 (one month ago) link

Willy Russell
Willie Rushton

calumerio, Thursday, 15 April 2021 23:24 (one month ago) link

Todd Rundgren
Tedd Nugent

Alba, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 13:17 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry, I've slipped an extra t into Ted to try to cover my shame

Alba, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 13:17 (three weeks ago) link

Day of the Tribbles
Trouble with Triffids

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 22 April 2021 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

+ The Tripods

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 22 April 2021 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

Surely Tripods/Triffids has been done already

Bewlay Brothers & Sister Rrose (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 April 2021 15:26 (three weeks ago) link

Shaun Derry
Sean Dyche

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Monday, 26 April 2021 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Abbott

MarkoP, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

Grilled cheese
The Constitution

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:19 (two weeks ago) link

Richard Marx
Curtis Stigers

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:26 (two weeks ago) link

The Drifters
The Coasters

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:44 (two weeks ago) link

^^^this, also The Platters

irked at the fact I know who Jordan Rudess is (Matt #2), Thursday, 29 April 2021 08:35 (two weeks ago) link

Gerry Rafferty
Ralph McTell

Lots of Rs in their names and both have signature songs about London. Also one's Scottish and the other has a Scottish name.

irked at the fact I know who Jordan Rudess is (Matt #2), Friday, 30 April 2021 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

Mina
Milva
(RIP Ennio Morricone)

And now RIP Milva

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 May 2021 16:42 (one week ago) link

Ira robbins
ira kaplan

Also:
ira robbins
Everett true

Stalactite
Stalagmite

clemenza and I had a discussion about the first two and others upthread starting here: Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!

A Stop at Quilloughby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 May 2021 16:52 (one week ago) link

Lee Dorsey
Lloyd Price

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 18:48 (one week ago) link

flannery o'connor/flann o'brien

i mean i know who both of them are but i might say the name of 1 when i mean the other

unknown or illegal user (doo rag), Saturday, 8 May 2021 19:23 (one week ago) link

In that case, consider posting on this other thread, created for pretty much exactly that purpose: Oh! I Always Got Those Two Mixed Up: Future Edition

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 19:55 (one week ago) link

Oh wait, you've already been there.

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 19:55 (one week ago) link

And done that!

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 20:06 (one week ago) link

Merisms
Legal doublets

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 May 2021 20:29 (one week ago) link


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