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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

take it up with the guides at Jenolan Caves when I was seven

Madchen's is good but does not allow for columns tbf

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Friday, 5 June 2020 08:29 (one month ago) link

Blame my Dad.

Madchen, Friday, 5 June 2020 08:34 (one month ago) link

Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel

I don't actually know what either of them look like as I've never seen them in anything but I see the names mentioned and they're interchangeable.

Captain Beeftweet (Tom D.), Friday, 5 June 2020 13:17 (one month ago) link

Things I'd buy at a pinch: coffee table book of all the people Tom D has got confused about.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 6 June 2020 10:25 (one month ago) link

SAHB/SATB/SatB

How I Wrote Neuroplastic Man (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 June 2020 22:25 (one month ago) link

Doug SAHM

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 6 June 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link

ilxors get a lot of pairings of people and things I've never heard of mixed up

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Sunday, 7 June 2020 11:30 (one month ago) link

ACAB
Abacab

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 8 June 2020 17:24 (four weeks ago) link

Abscam
Abba
ASCAP
Capybara

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 8 June 2020 19:02 (four weeks ago) link

Tom Selleck's mustache
Burt Reynolds's mustache

By extension:
Tom Selleck
Burt Reynolds

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:43 (three weeks ago) link

Rachel Reeves
Rachel Riley

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:30 (three weeks ago) link

Moira Lister
Moira Shearer

Subverted by buggery (Tom D.), Monday, 15 June 2020 12:13 (three weeks ago) link

... and Norma Shearer

Subverted by buggery (Tom D.), Monday, 15 June 2020 12:14 (three weeks ago) link

singing the last few posts to the tune of Hello by The Beloved in my head

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Monday, 15 June 2020 12:21 (three weeks ago) link

Aaltra
Ad Astra

punning display, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:48 (three weeks ago) link

Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel

ok it's only reading this that I've realised that there's more than one "that american talkshow host called Jimmy-something"

thomasintrouble, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

It always confuses me that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a philosopher interested in the concepts of the "primitive" and the "savage" and that Henry Rousseau was a "primitivist" painter who painted jungles

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 18 June 2020 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

Basil Dearden
Joseph Losey

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:24 (one week ago) link

Val Kilmer
Guy Pearce

tired of waiting for icu (Matt #2), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:17 (one week ago) link

ok it's only reading this that I've realised that there's more than one "that american talkshow host called Jimmy-something"

Last year, there were late-night American talk shows hosted by a Jimmy, another Jimmy, a James, and a Geoff who uses Jim as a stage name.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:48 (one week ago) link

Raffi’s “Down by the Bay” and the theme from Bubble Bobble

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 23:32 (one week ago) link

Swervedriver
Skrewdriver

pomenitul, Friday, 26 June 2020 12:43 (one week ago) link

I have also confused those too, wonder whether Swervedriver would've had more success with a different name.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 26 June 2020 13:04 (one week ago) link

Always have to stop a moment when I see the initials:

LRB
RLB

I don't actually get the London Review of Books and Rebecca Long-Bailey confused, mind you.

emil.y, Friday, 26 June 2020 13:20 (one week ago) link

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

pplains, Friday, 26 June 2020 14:13 (one week ago) link

Ha, indeed.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Friday, 26 June 2020 14:16 (one week ago) link

brb, changing my name to Beeb Birtles

Gin and Juice Newton (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 June 2020 15:12 (one week ago) link

Honestly thought for a second that was an AI generator for names of members of rock bands, my brain just couldn't handle Graham Goble and Beeb Birtles.

emil.y, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:29 (one week ago) link

"rock"

Gin and Juice Newton (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:10 (one week ago) link

I don't know who Little River Band are! I'm still not sure that they exist!

emil.y, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:24 (one week ago) link

me neither. also that looks more like the faculty page from a middle school yearbook 1976

dip to dup (rob), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:34 (one week ago) link

brb lrb rlb

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

Bringing it all together, a choice cut from Bangladeshi rock band LRB's Screw Drivers (1995):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEH2Jc7jtjE

pomenitul, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

RL Burnside (is 'burnside' Scots for 'little river bank'?)

Boris the Spreader (NickB), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:48 (one week ago) link

It's A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, not Whisky.

pomenitul, Friday, 26 June 2020 16:49 (one week ago) link

R.L.s of note

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 June 2020 16:50 (one week ago) link

Kelly Brook
Kelly LeBrock

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Friday, 26 June 2020 19:54 (one week ago) link

I've spent 3 years or so thinking that the white-nationalist podcaster and youtuber Stefan Molyneux had created the computer game Populous, but found out today that it was Peter Molyneux (I think I was getting Stefan Molyneux mixed up with Scott Adams here as well, as in the trajectory from creating innocuous thing I liked as a kid in the 90s to reappearing circa 2016 as an insane advocate for crypto-fascism)

― soref, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:51 PM (ten months ago) bookmarkflaglink

I just today found out these were two different people - I always thought it was sad that the game designer had gone crazy like that!

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 05:32 (one week ago) link

Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweig

punning display, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 15:23 (six days ago) link

Got Madeline Kahn and Carol Kane confused so much as a kid that I still think of both of them nearly every time I see either one. Realised the other day that I may have also had Bernadette Peters mixed up in there, too.

this luxury Avenue (sic), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 20:52 (six days ago) link

LOL yes I was about to mention Bernadette Peters.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 20:56 (six days ago) link

me too those three!

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 20:59 (six days ago) link

:D

bat ain't Thad (sic), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:04 (six days ago) link

italo svevo
primo levi

budo jeru, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:07 (six days ago) link

I recently did a Madeline Kahn/Bernadette Peters mixup as well, although I don't think I'd confuse Carol Kane for either.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:47 (six days ago) link

A friend who is an experimental poet compiled a book titled Supergroup that compiles names of session players on LPs of the 1970s, it is 400 pages long and actually rather fun to spend time reading through. The Little River Band post reminded me of it. https://www.gauss-pdf.com/post/42592642431/gpdf064gpdfe001-andy-sterling-supergroup

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 22:08 (six days ago) link

Occasionally, and embarrassingly (being a jazz dude), Dave Holland and Charlie Haden. I know the difference, but I sometimes catch myself thinking Dave Holland is the guy who did Liberation Music Orchestra, or that Charlie Haden was in Circle.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 2 July 2020 20:42 (five days ago) link

Jason Isaacs
Sam Neill

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 4 July 2020 00:59 (three days ago) link

Mina
Milva
(RIP Ennio Morricone)

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:32 (yesterday) link

OTM

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:59 (yesterday) link


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