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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

NickB (NickB), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:49 (eleven years 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Paul Schrader
Paul Scheer
Paul Rust

There might be another Paul in there as well.

MarkoP, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Fierstein

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

lol just came here to post that ^

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

I was like "wait, he harassed women?"

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

The Cars and Gary Numan

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

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

nickn, Monday, 9 October 2017 05:52 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Gk Chesterton and Kingsley Amis, for some weird reason.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 9 October 2017 12:15 (three months 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 (three months ago) Permalink

prosecco, prosciutto

maffew12, Monday, 9 October 2017 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Tubeway Army and New Model Army

los blue jeans, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

drummers Matt Chamberlain, Jimmy Chamberlin and Matt Cameron

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

andrew gold
gilbert o sullivan

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Gilbert O’Sullivan
Leo Sayer

Madchen, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

you make me feel alone again naturally

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

you make me feel like a lonely boy again naturally

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

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

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

But funny enough, never John Stewart and Jon Stewart!

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Kehlani
Kaleida
Kelela

maybe others...

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

shallots
scallions

MarkoP, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Kelis and Steve Scalise

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

jared leto and jaron lanier

mark s, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:28 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 months ago) Permalink

Rose McGowan
Rose McDowell

crüt, Friday, 10 November 2017 10:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Carl Sagan
Carl Andre

Tim, Friday, 10 November 2017 10:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Bradley Walsh
Brian Conley

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

Rose McGowan
Rose McDowell

otm

naus, Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:41 (two months ago) Permalink

The sleazeball Hollywood director / the robot from Star Trek

pplains, Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Recently: Deerhoof and Deerhunter
― Paul in Santa Cruz, Monday, January 14, 2008

You can add Deer Tick to the list now. (Deerhunter is the one I know and like, but I still have to pause for a couple of seconds to remind myself which one they are; have never heard the other two.)

clemenza, Monday, 27 November 2017 01:53 (one month ago) Permalink

dash mihok and michael rapaport

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 27 November 2017 05:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Jem Finer and Jem Cohen

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I was at a math workshop today, and one of the presenters looked uncannily like Jonah Hill--a few pounds lighter, hair a little shorter, otherwise a physical lookalike, and his voice and mannerisms were dead-on. Everyone at my table was in complete agreement. When we called him over to look at something related to the workshop, I had to ask if anyone had ever told him he looked like a famous actor. I expected him to groan and say, "Yeah, I know, Jonah Hill." He said yes, but not Hill: "I get Richard Gere sometimes." It wasn't meant as a joke--he was absolutely serious.

Jonah Hill and Richard Gere: I always get those two mixed up.

clemenza, Friday, 1 December 2017 04:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Nicolas Slonimsky/Joseph Schillinger

Anne Git Yorgun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:18 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Jonathan Chait / Jonathan Haidt

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 29 December 2017 10:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ted Solotaroff/Saul Maloff

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 01:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Daisy von Furth

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 1 January 2018 02:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Pierrot le fou/Pierrot mon ami

Dr. Winston ‘Merritone’ Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 January 2018 02:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dominic Frontiere, musician associated with the LA studio scene (recently deceased)

Domenic Priore, journalist who writes about the LA studio scene

Josefa, Monday, 1 January 2018 08:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(...of the 1960s in both cases)

Josefa, Monday, 1 January 2018 08:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Javier Bardem and Benicio del Toro

MarkoP, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Silver Apples and Apples in Stereo

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 19 January 2018 05:24 (nine hours ago) Permalink


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