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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

Tim Hardin
Tim Buckley

nickn, Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:16 (one month ago) link

...Tim Rose

Phil McCracken (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:17 (one month ago) link

Chris Hedges/Hayes

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:18 (one month ago) link

Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:18 (one month ago) link

house remixer edition

Mark Knight
Mark Kinchen

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Thursday, 7 April 2022 21:12 (one month ago) link

Having never had a great interest in Santana, I'm not sure I've actively processed before that these are entirely different covers they've made:

Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Gypsy Woman

anatol_merklich, Friday, 8 April 2022 08:18 (one month ago) link

Sailin' Shoes
Flyin' Shoes

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Saturday, 9 April 2022 13:00 (one month ago) link

Patricia Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood*

(*Who coincidentally I sometimes confuse with Patricia Roc and vice versa)

Où est Lee Mason de fromage? (Tom D.), Saturday, 16 April 2022 13:54 (one month ago) link

Joan Hackett
Jessica Walter

Où est Lee Mason de fromage? (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 April 2022 17:01 (one month ago) link

Luke Wilson
Martin Henderson

in the film X only

Deez NFTs (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 April 2022 17:08 (one month ago) link

Catherine Spaak (RIP)
Camilla Sparv

Où est Lee Mason de fromage? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 April 2022 12:48 (one month ago) link

Zapotek - Czech athlete
Zamenhof - Polish ophthamologist, invented Esperanto

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 16:35 (four weeks ago) link

Gordon Sumner, alias Sting
Gordon Shumway, alias ALF

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 17:50 (four weeks ago) link

it's the classic 80s hairstyle that really makes this one confusing for me

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 17:54 (four weeks ago) link

Tim Booth
Tim Burgess

Both frontmen of indie bands. Do I know the difference between them? No, I do not.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 21 April 2022 13:14 (four weeks ago) link

Tim Burgess
Mark Burgess

Charlatans, Chameleons. I see I mentioned this five years ago, the other way around.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 21 April 2022 22:13 (four weeks ago) link

Barclay James Harvest
Bachman Turner Overdrive

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 21 April 2022 22:14 (four weeks ago) link

BJH - went to Earth
BTO - took care of business

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 22 April 2022 00:14 (three weeks ago) link

Important input. I shall consider.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 22 April 2022 20:20 (three weeks ago) link

Black Thought
Gift of Gab

MarkoP, Friday, 29 April 2022 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

Little Simz
Little Mix

Alba, Friday, 29 April 2022 18:11 (two weeks ago) link

Rita sue and Bob too
Bob and carol and ted and Alice

gop on ya gingrich (wins), Friday, 29 April 2022 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

Marvin Barnes and Marvin Webster.

I'm halfway through Bad News: The Turbulent Life Marvin Barnes, Pro Basketball's Original Renegade. When I bought it a year or two ago, I suspect I thought I was buying a book about Marvin Webster: longer career, easy to remember because of his nickname "The Human Eraser."

Their rookie seasons were separated by only a year, both began in the ABA, and--although Webster had the nickname that celebrated his shot-making prowess--Barnes was also a proficient shot-blocker. Because of his drug addiction and other issues, Barnes was out of the NBA by 1980; Webster played until 1987.

Barnes was Philly's #2 pick in the '74 NBA draft, after Bill Walton. Denver held his ABA rights, and an agreement was reached whereby if he signed with any ABA team other than Denver, they'd get the #1 pick in the '75 draft. St. Louis signed Barnes, Denver got the consolation draft pick, and they took...Marvin Webster.

clemenza, Friday, 29 April 2022 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

"his shot-making prowess"--should say "shot-blocking prowess"

clemenza, Friday, 29 April 2022 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

Denver took David Thompson in the '75 draft. They seemed to have a knack in those days for picking potential superstars who flamed out.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 29 April 2022 23:28 (two weeks ago) link

Thompson was drafted #2 by the Squires.

https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Years/1975-aba.htm

clemenza, Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:36 (two weeks ago) link

I guess you could say he was picked #2 because Denver had the "bonus" pick that year. Thompson in fact was the #1 pick of both Virginia (ABA) and Atlanta (NBA). He never played for either team. I was a 10-year-old kid living in Denver at the time, and I don't remember exactly how Thompson ended up signing with Denver, but it was a big deal.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:41 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it seems like a semantic issue--Wikipedia says Thompson was #1...Thompson's career was short, and I guess that's what you mean by flaming out, but he did average 22.7 PPG and shoot over 50% from the floor, and he was inducted into the HOF in 1996 (obviously his college career figured heavily into that).

clemenza, Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:43 (two weeks ago) link

He could legitimately have been the GOAT if not for a combination of injuries and drug use. Sadly, one of the things he is best remembered for is ending his career by being pushed down the stairs at Studio 54 and injuring his knee. That said, I remember being at a Nuggets game in the late 80s-early 90s at which he was in attendance. When his presence was announced, he got a standing ovation.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:47 (two weeks ago) link

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl) wrote this on thread Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up! on board I Love Everything on Feb 18, 2012

John Milius and Walter Hill. I say one, I mean the other. AND I KNOW WHO THEY ARE. It's so dumb.

Me too.

peace, man, Saturday, 30 April 2022 22:37 (two weeks ago) link

Mildred Natwick
Mildred Dunnock

The even looked a lot alike.

Tubesocks Secure (punning display), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 05:10 (two weeks ago) link

Bojan Bogdanović
Boban Marjanović

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Friday, 6 May 2022 01:08 (one week ago) link

Are you aware there is also a Bogdan Bogdanovic? More obvious to mix up with Bojan than Boban is!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 6 May 2022 01:40 (one week ago) link

Lebanon Hanover
Telefon Tel Aviv

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 6 May 2022 01:48 (one week ago) link

Adrian Lyne
Alan Parker

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 6 May 2022 02:54 (one week ago) link

My Brilliant Friend
My Brilliant Career

Tubesocks Secure (punning display), Sunday, 8 May 2022 19:05 (one week ago) link

Dennis Waterman
Pete Waterman

... write-in vote by Nadhim Zahawi

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Sunday, 8 May 2022 20:19 (one week ago) link

Samuel Alito
Antonin Scalia

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Sunday, 8 May 2022 22:53 (one week ago) link

Robert Morris
Morris Louis

anatol_merklich, Monday, 9 May 2022 05:53 (one week ago) link

Dengue Dengue Dengue
Dengue Fever

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Monday, 9 May 2022 06:21 (one week ago) link

oh, never mind, that was meant for the other thread. I always get those two mixed up!

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Monday, 9 May 2022 06:23 (one week ago) link

The Spectator
The New Statesman

One of these political magazines is a fascist rag run by Andrew Neil, one is a supposedly centre-left Guardian-style melt thing, but which is which? I can never remember without looking it up.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 9 May 2022 07:42 (one week ago) link

Ditto.

Madchen, Monday, 9 May 2022 08:37 (one week ago) link

there's always a ph34r of accidental mixing-up when I need to mention any of

Boccherini
Botticelli
Boccaccio

those three easily-mixed-up Italians of long ago who, um, excelled in entirely different arts and together span half a millennium between the birth of the first and death of the last :-/

anatol_merklich, Monday, 9 May 2022 23:06 (one week ago) link

The Clientele
Clinic

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 06:37 (one week ago) link

Friday the 13th
Halloween

Ste, Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:46 (one week ago) link

So many bands

And also the trees
A minor forest

brimstead, Thursday, 12 May 2022 15:15 (one week ago) link

Friday the 13th
Halloween

oh yeah

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 12 May 2022 23:13 (one week ago) link

Ty Segall
Thee Oh Sees

peace, man, Saturday, 14 May 2022 14:57 (five days ago) link


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