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

oh yeah I thought they were one and the same person or at least that the one that is Anna Richardson was definitely the Ryder one

but only the former had a Legal dispute with Arnold Schwarzenegger

and only the latter has daughters called Dixie Dot and Bibi Belle

nashwan, Thursday, 19 August 2021 10:48 (two months ago) link

only the former was married to Sue Perkins - can you imagine being married to Sue Perkins?

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 August 2021 11:59 (two months ago) link

No, because I don’t know who that is.

Roffle Tolhurst (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:22 (two months ago) link

Lucky you.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:37 (two months ago) link

I googled for a second, learned a bit then gave it up as not worth knowing.

Roffle Tolhurst (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 August 2021 13:04 (two months ago) link

Dora Carrington
Leonora Carrington

mahb, Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:04 (two months ago) link

OK, now that I get that "Future Edition" is a spin-off rather than a sequel to this thread, I'll repost what I posted there:

Lauren Oyler
Laura Olin

― jaymc, Monday, July 5, 2021 11:20 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

jaymc, Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

Carl Craig
Carl Cox

keeping myself to myself (Matt #2), Thursday, 19 August 2021 16:07 (two months ago) link

Ahem. The new thread was started to post things that one doesn’t mix up but might mix up in a future perhaps stressful moment because they are next to one another but currently still separate in the mind. This was to prevent *joke* posting in this thread that might later actually come true. I guess something posted in that thread could graduate to this thread. Please feel free to ignore it if it irks you.

― Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs),

There are some things or people I don’t really don’t know the difference between, which therefore belong on this thread, such as the classic
Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton
(there’s also a Bill Putnam, but I know he is i different)
Then there are some that I currently do know the difference between, but due to some internal bit rot ( perhaps silby can explain) I might not in the future, so they belong on the other thread, such as
Janet Maslin and Janet Malcolm

Maybe others are already using this thread for both purposes but I got spooked when I saw some things I posted here as a joke and that I couldn’t actually tell the difference between anymore so I started the other one for safety’s sake

― Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs)

OMG!! Love this so much. The best part is I never would have figured it out in a million years.

Marcos Marcos-Valle (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 19 August 2021 16:43 (two months ago) link

Been using both threads for things i already get mixed up :(

Marcos Marcos-Valle (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 19 August 2021 16:43 (two months ago) link

Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!
Oh! I Always Got Those Two Mixed Up: Future Edition

(Hope no one else has already made this joke.)

nickn, Thursday, 19 August 2021 16:59 (two months ago) link

Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!
Oh! I Always Got Those Two Mixed Up: Future Edition

― Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Monday, July 5, 2021 12:20 PM

Ah, well...

nickn, Thursday, 19 August 2021 17:00 (two months ago) link

Shed Seven
S Club 7

peace, man, Friday, 20 August 2021 23:14 (two months ago) link

Phil Ochs
Burl Ives

peace, man, Thursday, 26 August 2021 12:18 (one month ago) link

lol

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 26 August 2021 12:36 (one month ago) link

Seconded

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 August 2021 12:48 (one month ago) link

Baron Corvo
Gregory Corso

mahb, Thursday, 26 August 2021 13:22 (one month ago) link

^Excellent!

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 August 2021 13:25 (one month ago) link

Lee J Cobb
Rod Steiger

I think I have a real Rod Steiger problem - I am sure I posted Rod Steiger/Roy Scheider upthread

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 26 August 2021 13:27 (one month ago) link

Starting Over (1979: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen), It's My Turn (1980: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin), Best Friends (1982: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn).

clemenza, Saturday, 28 August 2021 13:08 (one month ago) link

Joe McPhee
Joe Henderson

Eddie Henderson somewhat but not as much as the two Joes.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Saturday, 28 August 2021 13:50 (one month ago) link

Lorde
Grimes

Alba, Sunday, 29 August 2021 22:33 (one month ago) link

Robert McNamara
Donald Rumsfeld

calzino, Sunday, 29 August 2021 22:37 (one month ago) link

More of a visual thing than a person, but people on my FB timeline keep posting the new album by The Bug ('Fire').

It turns out, when scrolling past it quickly, that the artwork is virtually identical to late 90s hard house banger 'Yomanda - Synth & Strings' on Manifesto.

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:54 (one month ago) link

Diadochi
Dioscuri

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 2 September 2021 07:21 (one month ago) link

Paul Johnson (Get Get Down)
Paul Simpson (Musical Freedom)

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:39 (one month ago) link

Drivin N Cryin
Sniff 'n' the Tears

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 3 September 2021 03:47 (one month ago) link

Dave Simpson
Dave Haslam

Alba, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 01:47 (one month ago) link

Lucian Freud
Francis Bacon

Madchen, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 12:25 (one month ago) link

you couldn't get their work mixed up though: Bacon the nightmare distorted face man and Freud the pubic hair and skin specialist!

calzino, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 12:33 (one month ago) link

I looked at the Bacon on this week’s University Challenge and said “Freud” at my TV. Can’t explain it, it happens all the time.

Madchen, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 12:52 (one month ago) link

I think they were acquaintances in the 40's/50's bohemian set in London

calzino, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 12:55 (one month ago) link

That’s right - they painted pictures of each other too.

Tim, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 14:05 (one month ago) link

I can't remember what the Bacon one looked like. but I recall the Freud one as very stylised and quite unlike intense painterly flesh that became his signature style.

calzino, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 14:26 (one month ago) link

Nick Nolte
Gary Busey

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 16:31 (one month ago) link

omg yea

siffleur’s mom (wins), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 16:35 (one month ago) link

As it turns out:

Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Pierre Leaud

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 19:04 (one month ago) link

fiber broadband
fibre broadband

calzino, Wednesday, 8 September 2021 12:15 (one month ago) link

Elizabeth Holmes
Katie Holmes

Alba, Thursday, 9 September 2021 01:28 (one month ago) link

^Good one

What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 September 2021 14:33 (one month ago) link

Randy Newman
Randy Crawford

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 September 2021 16:24 (one month ago) link

Spoon
Sponge

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 04:23 (one month ago) link

Jason Isaacs
Sam Neill

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 05:02 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Mort Garson
Mort Walker

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:49 (one week ago) link

What about Mort Shuman?

Notes on Scampo (tokyo rosemary), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:50 (one week ago) link

so recently whenever i've read the name "abel ferrara" i've thought in my head "that is the weeknd"

he is not.

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 21:24 (one week ago) link

Trevor Horn
Trevor Rabin

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 21:41 (one week ago) link

megan fox
olivia munn

mookieproof, Sunday, 17 October 2021 20:49 (three days ago) link

I know this is absurd, but I just confused KMD, Young Black Teenagers, and Urban Dance Squad

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:42 (three hours ago) link


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