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

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, March 5, 2018 9:28 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

^^^ this for me but in reverse — whenever I hear people singing the praises of Lee Hazlewood I'm like "Wait, the guy who wrote 'God Bless The USA'?!"

esempio (crüt), Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:06 (two months ago) link

Catherine Bach
Barbara Bach

And don't even ask me who's married to Joe Walsh.

pplains, Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:11 (two months ago) link

Matmos
Momus

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:27 (two months ago) link

today i learned that bill callahan and mark kozelek are separate people.

treeship., Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:25 (two months ago) link

now i know why i like smog and not sun kil moon

treeship., Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:29 (two months ago) link

Jena and Erfurt. Going from Berlin to Frankfurt/Main it is Jena first and then Erfurt. I always mix them up.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:52 (two months ago) link

I think I wouldn't confuse them anymore if I would visit at least one of them but I always drive past.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:54 (two months ago) link

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Bonanza Steakhouse

Sam Weller, Monday, 18 November 2019 14:16 (two months ago) link

Cage the Elephant
Elephant 6
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Ella Fitzgerald

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:05 (two months ago) link

The Turner Diaries
The Basketball Diaries

💠 (crüt), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:12 (two months ago) link

David Cronenberg
Steven Soderbergh

punning display, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:36 (two months ago) link

John Mayer
Rectangles

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:45 (two months ago) link

Just confused Talosians and Thessalonians

MrDasher, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 02:00 (two months ago) link

hearsay
heresy

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:52 (two months ago) link

why be confused? it’s so pure... and simple

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Pure_and_Simple_single_cover_-_2001.jpg

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:57 (two months ago) link

Luigi Boccherini
Luigi Cherubini

punning display, Thursday, 21 November 2019 18:24 (two months ago) link

the song "Amanda"
the song "Rosanna"

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 22 November 2019 17:55 (two months ago) link

the song ramona

deems of internment (darraghmac), Saturday, 23 November 2019 01:06 (two months ago) link

Chris Wilder
Dean Smith

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:13 (two months ago) link

Can't Stop the Music
The Music Never Stopped

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:31 (two months ago) link

Michael Feingold/Michael Feinstein

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 16:04 (one month ago) link

Mortimer Snerd/Knucklehead Smiff

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:37 (one month ago) link

just had the devil of a time remembering that Morcheeba and Kosheen were two separate entities

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 1 December 2019 13:41 (one month ago) link

Joan Greenwood
Joan Littlewood

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Monday, 2 December 2019 07:52 (one month ago) link

Escape to Witch Mountain
The Watcher in the Woods

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:30 (one month ago) link

Stevan Stationers
Fake Stevdan Stationers across the street at their old location, I think

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

they even changed their name to STEVEN STATIONERS

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:43 (one month ago) link

they have a permanent sale of 50% off on everything, only it is 50% of a grossly inflated retail price. It is the Sam Goody’s of Stationery.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:45 (one month ago) link

Ode to Billie Joe
Billy Jack
Billy, Don't Be a Hero
One Tin Soldier

^ all a vague mush of overlapping 70s detritus in my brain

Hereward the Woke (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 December 2019 00:36 (one month ago) link

Species
Mimic
The Relic

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 19:27 (one month ago) link

Mubi (film streaming service)
.mobi (eBook file format)

punning display, Thursday, 19 December 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

Tom Hooper
Tobe Hooper

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:52 (one month ago) link

^These last two posts

Don’t Slander Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 December 2019 01:50 (one month ago) link

Tom’s latest looks way scarier than anything Tobe made.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Saturday, 21 December 2019 02:47 (one month ago) link

William Peter Blatty
William Friedkin

One wrote The Exorcist, one directed it, can never remember which is which as they're both called William. Now Bill Blatty I could have differentiated, but it was not to be.

AMM stands for Axe-Murdering Motherfuckers (Matt #2), Saturday, 21 December 2019 09:50 (one month ago) link

Jonathan King
Christopher Biggins

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 December 2019 21:57 (one month ago) link

Palmolive (Slits)
Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex)

I also can't keep straight whether Ari Up was the one who sang "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!"

punning display, Sunday, 22 December 2019 16:32 (one month ago) link

Arnold Bennett and Alan Bennett

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:14 (three weeks ago) link

Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:34 (three weeks ago) link

Gene Clark and Guy Clark. I'm sure that makes no sense to anyone familiar with both. But I've never heard Guy Clark, so whenever I see him mentioned, I always have to remind myself that he's a different guy than Gene Clark.

clemenza, Friday, 10 January 2020 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

(xp) Yes.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

Steve Swell + Steve Swallow.

calzino, Sunday, 12 January 2020 10:32 (one week ago) link

Inner Circle
Third World

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Sunday, 12 January 2020 15:53 (one week ago) link

michelle williams
carey mulligan

El Tomboto, Sunday, 12 January 2020 20:12 (one week ago) link

Jonathan King
Christopher Biggins

I can see this, but it took me several decades to fully apprehend that the English bespectacled actor and talk show presence and panto star Christopher Biggins was not the Sydney bespectacled actor and talk show presence and revue director/performer Jonathan Biggins

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Sunday, 12 January 2020 21:53 (one week ago) link

KOKOKO!
KOKOROKO

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:10 (one week ago) link

Lowestoft
Felixstowe

it's after the end of the world (Matt #2), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:33 (one week ago) link

Today I mixed up Dark Souls and Dead Souls. I won't say I "always" do that though.

revenge of the jawn (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 January 2020 15:12 (six days ago) link

999 (singer, Nick Cash)
The Members (singer, Nicky Tesco)

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 12:08 (two days ago) link

international anthem
imaginational anthem

revenge of the jawn (rushomancy), Friday, 24 January 2020 03:29 (eight hours ago) link


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