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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

I know who Michael B Jordan is, but I do often confuse Michael C Hall with Anthony Michael Hall.

MarkoP, Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:36 (two months ago) Permalink

This is more like an Oh! I Know I'll Always Get Those Two Mixed Up post. I've seen both My Cousin Rachel and Lady Macbeth the past month, and they've already merged in my mind.

clemenza, Monday, 18 September 2017 01:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Ed Walsh/Eddie Plank/Ed Reulbach

Their careers were almost simultaneous. The first two are in the HOF; Walsh had the ridiculously low ERA, Plank 300+ wins. Reulbach's not in there, but his ERA fell between the two, and his W-L record was very similar to Walsh's.

Rube Waddell/Rube Marquard

These two are easier to sort out. They're both in the HOF, but Marquard got started just as Waddell's career was winding down. Marquard looks like a really specious HOF pick; Waddell was the better pitcher, though he did have a short career. No stories that I know of about Marquard; Waddell, according to one of the first baseball books I ever read, liked to chase trains--he was, depending upon what era was describing him, either eccentric or crazy or, according to Bill James, most likely developmentally challenged.

Reading Jay Jaffe's HOF book right now.

clemenza, Friday, 22 September 2017 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

waddell also liked to chase firetrucks iirc :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 September 2017 02:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Checked his Wikipedia page soon after I posted, and yeah, I evidently had him mixed up with Superman there. And the much simpler explanation for his behaviour seems to have been alcoholism.

clemenza, Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:36 (one month ago) Permalink

the dollop podcast devoted an episode to him & it’s very good & bizarre & funny if you are ever inclined to listen

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:57 (one month ago) Permalink

23andMe and Theranos. Always have to look up which one is legit and which is fraudulent.

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Alison Brie
Brie Larson

henry s, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Richard Price/Richard Powers kinda

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Frankie Rose
Frankie Cosmos

MarkoP, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Kurt Eichenwald
Kurt Schlichter

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Mission of Burma
Minor Threat

MarkoP, Thursday, 28 September 2017 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I used to confuse Mission of Burma and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. I'm not sure I've ever even heard anything by the latter.

nickn, Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:25 (one month ago) Permalink

And I see from wiki that Roger Miller of BotM went on the form MoB.

nickn, Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:27 (one month ago) Permalink

House of Cards
House of Games
Game of Thrones

I've watched all three, so obviously I don't mix up the actual content, but whenever I'm supposed to say the name of one of them, I often mix it up with the other two, leaving my spouse confused... "Can't wait to watch the next episode of House of Cards and seen who the zombies will kill this time!"

Tuomas, Friday, 29 September 2017 06:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Paul Schrader
Paul Scheer
Paul Rust

There might be another Paul in there as well.

MarkoP, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Fierstein

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:37 (one month ago) Permalink

lol just came here to post that ^

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I was like "wait, he harassed women?"

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I was legit thinking “are ppl saying ‘Ashley Judd’ when they mean… I don’t know, I guess Paul Rudd?” for a while

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

The Cars and Gary Numan

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 9 October 2017 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Gary Numan and Thomas Dolby (may have listed this one before).

nickn, Monday, 9 October 2017 05:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Caroline Flint and Caroline Flack. One's a Labour MP and the other does TV stuff (I think).

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 9 October 2017 07:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Fierstein

― Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:37 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yup

how's life, Monday, 9 October 2017 10:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Tim Pope and Tim Burton who I thought were the same person (named Burton) until I was reading the Lol Tolhurst book.

Stevolende, Monday, 9 October 2017 10:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Gk Chesterton and Kingsley Amis, for some weird reason.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 9 October 2017 12:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Fierstein

― Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:37 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yup

― how's life, Monday, October 9, 2017 5:18 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I just forgot which one was which AGAIN

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 9 October 2017 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

prosecco, prosciutto

maffew12, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Tubeway Army and New Model Army

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink

drummers Matt Chamberlain, Jimmy Chamberlin and Matt Cameron

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Made more difficult by the fact that the Matts have both played in both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden!

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:32 (one month ago) Permalink

andrew gold
gilbert o sullivan

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Gilbert O’Sullivan
Leo Sayer

Madchen, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

you make me feel alone again naturally

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

you make me feel like a lonely boy again naturally

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I get Andrew Gold mixed up with John Stewart, for the stupidest, most obvious reason.

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:18 (one month ago) Permalink

But funny enough, never John Stewart and Jon Stewart!

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Kehlani
Kaleida
Kelela

maybe others...

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

shallots
scallions

MarkoP, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 18:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Kelis and Steve Scalise

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 18:54 (one month ago) Permalink

jared leto and jaron lanier

mark s, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

If I think about it for more than five seconds, I can figure it out, but I still get James Franco and Jared Leto confused.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Jessy Lanza
Jessie Ware

― change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:33 PM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

add Katy B to this group

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Symone Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders (neither of whom are related to Bernie Sanders, even though the former worked for his campaign!)

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Rose McGowan
Rose McDowell

crüt, Friday, 10 November 2017 10:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Carl Sagan
Carl Andre

Tim, Friday, 10 November 2017 10:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Bradley Walsh
Brian Conley

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:04 (yesterday) Permalink

Conley married Anne-Marie on 4 August 1996, in a ceremony at a Stoke Poges chapel, Buckinghamshire.[6] Conley had proposed eight months earlier, while wearing a suit of armour.[6] The wedding day itself also had comic elements, causing celebrity guest Linda Lusardi to remark that it was "the funniest wedding I've been to" — Conley made several memorable quips during the event, and the couple left the church in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.[6] The couple have two daughters.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:20 (yesterday) Permalink

Rose McGowan
Rose McDowell

otm

naus, Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:41 (yesterday) Permalink

The sleazeball Hollywood director / the robot from Star Trek

pplains, Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:29 (yesterday) Permalink


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