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

The Birthday Party
The Wedding Present

peace, man, Monday, 14 December 2020 14:47 (one month ago) link

^^ yes!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 14 December 2020 14:49 (one month ago) link

Anthony Shaffer
Peter Shaffer

^this

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 December 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Heaton

idk why. they aren't the same age, they don't look alike, they're very diff pepole, yet for years I kept hearing one's name and expecting to see the other.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 14 December 2020 15:25 (one month ago) link

Really sometimes it is just about the similarity of the names, isn't it?

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 December 2020 15:31 (one month ago) link

mint condition
new edition

budo jeru, Monday, 21 December 2020 12:44 (three weeks ago) link

Lolleatta Holloway
Lalah Hathaway

Briania, Monday, 21 December 2020 13:36 (three weeks ago) link

See it has been mentioned before, but:

Rooney Mara
Sally Rooney

(and Wayne Rooney)

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 21 December 2020 13:55 (three weeks ago) link

Rooney Mara / Kate Mara, another perennial

coup coup kajoo (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 21 December 2020 16:24 (three weeks ago) link

Kate O'Mara

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Monday, 21 December 2020 16:28 (three weeks ago) link

Dan I
Dan S

But not dan m.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:06 (three weeks ago) link

Oof, yeah

Whamagideon Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:09 (three weeks ago) link

Lol yes

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:02 (three weeks ago) link

Adam Corolla
Adam Conover

booo

huge rant (sic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 21:51 (three weeks ago) link

Sponge
Spoon
Sugar

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:38 (three weeks ago) link

the bands or the objects?

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:41 (three weeks ago) link

quidditch
water polo

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 00:42 (three weeks ago) link

One has brooms

coup coup kajoo (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:07 (three weeks ago) link

quidditch
curling

that heat (Matt #2), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:11 (three weeks ago) link

Trolling
Punning

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

curling
hurling
bobsled
the other insane ice sled thing

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:18 (three weeks ago) link

you talkin' bout de luge?

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:21 (three weeks ago) link

Moses
supposes

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 02:23 (three weeks ago) link

First, legit lolz for Matt #2

Second, skeleton may be insaner than luge

Two-man luge is the silliest tho

coup coup kajoo (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 12:53 (three weeks ago) link

AMG (All Music Guide)
AMG (Angry Metal Guy)

pomenitul, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 15:15 (three weeks ago) link

Dan I
Dan S

But not dan m.

There's a Dan.S. now too

huge rant (sic), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

Anton Fier
Anton Fig

why can't they dance to Holdsworth? (Matt #2), Friday, 25 December 2020 21:54 (three weeks ago) link

That wasn't done already?

And Then There’s Maudit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 December 2020 22:08 (three weeks ago) link

Guess not. Good on ya.

And Then There’s Maudit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 December 2020 22:09 (three weeks ago) link

Ctrl-f said no

why can't they dance to Holdsworth? (Matt #2), Friday, 25 December 2020 22:56 (three weeks ago) link

Ben Sasse
Josh Hawley

Sam Weller, Thursday, 31 December 2020 20:02 (two weeks ago) link

Every GOP congressman under the age of 55

, Friday, 1 January 2021 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

Every GOP congressman over the age of 55

, Friday, 1 January 2021 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

(Don) Dokken
(Kip) Winger

Telly Salivas (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:44 (one week ago) link

Nathan Lane
Anthony Lane

I'm surprised I haven't already posted that

cilantro vs. wade (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:56 (one week ago) link

And a close relative is

Wallace Shawn
William Shawn

cilantro vs. wade (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:58 (one week ago) link

Yes, they are close relatives.

Notes on Scampo (tokyo rosemary), Monday, 4 January 2021 18:03 (one week ago) link

yeah i know!

doesn't make it easier when I'm trying to figure out which of those four is which

in both pairs, one is mainly a writer and the other mainly an actor, but there are exceptions

cilantro vs. wade (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 4 January 2021 18:07 (one week ago) link

Wallace Shawn would probably tell you he’s a writer who acts for money.

is right unfortunately (silby), Monday, 4 January 2021 20:48 (one week ago) link

Robert Downey Jr.
Morton Downey Jr.

real muthaphuckkin jeez (crüt), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:42 (one week ago) link

Baby Please Don't Go
Baby What You Want Me to Do

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:12 (one week ago) link

Lost in Your Eyes
Eternal Flame

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 18:13 (one week ago) link

Wilfred Bramble
Wilford Brimley

Noel Emits, Friday, 8 January 2021 18:18 (one week ago) link

from the semi-obscure octogenarian actress dept:

Antoinette Bower
Anjanette Comer

Josefa, Friday, 8 January 2021 18:43 (one week ago) link

Wilfrid Brambell in The Thing would have been something to see.

fish quits shock (Matt #2), Friday, 8 January 2021 18:52 (one week ago) link

Fran Lebowitz
Annie Liebovitz

In fact, I think I am only just now putting together that these are two different people, seeing the thread about the former at the top of SNA. in as much as I thought about it at all, I always thought the famous photographer happened to dabble in cultural criticism on the side.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 8 January 2021 18:53 (one week ago) link

not 100% on all fours with this thread, but I just realized that all these years I thought the members of the KLF (a group I never paid much attention to) were black, and that the people I had been picturing were actually PM Dawn

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 11 January 2021 02:50 (six days ago) link

Erick and Parish making dawn are gonna rock ya

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 02:55 (six days ago) link

Peter Riegert/Paul Reiser

― The Pickety 33⅓ Policeman (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:54 PM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 02:56 (four days ago) link

Dr Harold Shipman
Professor David Kelly

Ole Blueyes Solskjaer (darraghmac), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:20 (four days ago) link


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