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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

David Goodhart
Matthew Goodwin

also

Dave Rubin
Rick Rubin

The Village Defibrillator (Mr Andy M), Sunday, 9 December 2018 17:12 (two months ago) Permalink

R.D. Burman/S. D. Burman

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 23 December 2018 12:35 (one month ago) Permalink

i was a little surprised when teddy riley was nominated the most influential recording artist of the last 30 years because i didn't think the palmian chord ryddle was _that_ influential

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 December 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Paul Oakemfold / Andy Weatherall

... I am surely not the first.

Once in Rahul Dravid's City (Tom D.), Monday, 24 December 2018 00:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Tessie O’Shea/Dorothy Shay

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 December 2018 01:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Alex Pareene
Dennis Perrin

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 28 December 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Thomas S Wilson and Anthony Michael Hall (in recent stuff0

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Friday, 28 December 2018 19:01 (one month ago) Permalink

bernard sumner was the guy from chic who wasn't nile rodgers, right?

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 31 December 2018 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 04:28 (one month ago) Permalink

unperson
unregistered

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 06:12 (one month ago) Permalink

What about curmudgeon?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Beast With Five Fingers and Blood On Satan's Claw

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 4 January 2019 18:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Six By Seven
Five Or Six

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Friday, 11 January 2019 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

James Blake
James Blunt

Not confused exactly, but always takes me a few seconds to remember which one

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 18 January 2019 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

In the last week I’ve confused:

Keir Hardie
Keir Starmer

Lenny Bruce
Andy Kaufman

Madchen, Friday, 18 January 2019 14:41 (one month ago) Permalink

A few I used to get mixed up all the time

Cordwainer Smith and Clifford Simak
Genevieve Valentine and Catherynne M Valente
Pohl and Pournelle

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 18 January 2019 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Bill Evans / Gil Evans

fetter, Monday, 21 January 2019 16:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

^^ gah, same!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gary Wright/Gary Wright
(“Dream Weaver”/“Mirror of Ice”)

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

today i realized that for all this time i had been confusing the genres of powerviolence and power electronics

gasp's "drome triler of puzzle zoo people" is actually quite good

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I wish there was more music that sounded like that one yeah

don't let's be beastly to the gammons (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Parker Posey and Posie Parker (a TERF apparently)

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't always get them mixed up, I only just heard of the latter person and thought she was the former for a few minutes.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gary Wright/Gary Wright
(“Dream Weaver”/“Mirror of Ice”)

― Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:54 PM

Best mangled request I ever got at the classic rock station was for "Dream On" by Gary Weaver.

― pplains, Friday, December 30, 2016 11:01 PM

pplains, Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Roffle

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Blossom Rock
Blossom Dearie

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 27 January 2019 22:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Pianist
The Piano

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bill Evans / Gil Evans

― fetter, Monday, 21 January 2019 16:23 (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^ gah, same!!

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:42 (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Gil Evans (Miles Davis arranger) vs. Bill Evans (Miles Davis pianist) vs. Bill Evans (Miles Davis saxophonist)

― Bill Magill, Thursday, 29 April 2010 21:08 (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't ever even think much about Bill Evans - saxophonist. It's Bill Evans the pianist who also played in an earlier Miles group who is top Bill!

calzino, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oops, didn't catch all of last paste.

calzino, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yusuf Lateef also a former Bill Evans (and I think recorded under that name early on)!

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In my experience lots of ppl also get Coleman Hawkins and Ornette Coleman mixed up

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wouldn't, but am a subnormal freak!
xp
bloody hell, didn't know that. Even record shop headz might have been confused by that one.

calzino, Monday, 4 February 2019 15:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yusef lateef's name was BILL EVANS? are you serious?

a lady i used to work with was related to yusef lateef

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1373435027l/1154825.jpg

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Jack Warden and Jack Weston.

I don't actually get the people confused, but their names (and timelines) are close enough that I started a movie tonight waiting for Jack Warden to show up until Jack Weston did, and I thought "Right--Jack Weston."

clemenza, Thursday, 7 February 2019 01:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Nezval and Nerval
Calzino and Clemenza

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

michael oliver
lord haw-haw

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:48 (one week ago) Permalink

dtla
dtlr

peace, man, Monday, 11 February 2019 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

soap operas
prestige dramas

brimstead, Monday, 11 February 2019 16:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Nick Tosches is the worst of the first generation of rock critics (though Richard Meltzer gives him a serious run for it).

― grawlix (unperson)

meltzer's performance as det. munch on "homicide: life on the street" makes up for the shittiness of his rock criticism imo

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:43 (five days ago) Permalink

Halsey
Alessia Cara

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:00 (five days ago) Permalink

Ha, one time saw that guy walking down Broadway with his twin.
(XP)

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:15 (five days ago) Permalink

deerhunter
deafheaven

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:55 (two hours ago) Permalink

(feel like this one says more about the way my brain stores words/names -- two words stuck together, 10 letters, words are 4 & 6 length, D.H.)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:57 (two hours ago) Permalink

I always confuse deafheaven with deafhaven, a group who exist solely in the bit of my brain responsible for typing words

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:59 (two hours ago) Permalink

deerhunter and deerhoof for sure
not deafheaven

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:03 (thirty-five minutes ago) Permalink

weirdly i don't have that problem because the length of the band name is different? i might be a robot

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:05 (thirty-three minutes ago) Permalink

no that makes sense -- some people latch onto the syllabic rhythm of something

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:06 (thirty-two minutes ago) Permalink

^^ I got teased by my family this morning for confusing dandelions with daffodils.

pplains, Monday, 18 February 2019 19:22 (sixteen minutes ago) Permalink


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