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

Minghella's "Ripley" is amazing. *googles* ohhhhh Mendes did Skyfall and Spectre? yuck. I don't know why they didn't let Martin Campbell do several

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:42 (one month ago) link

Plein Soleil is my fave version, but I think they both fine tbh but let's be honest young alain delon>>>matt bloody damon!

calzino, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:14 (one month ago) link

I think both movies are good in different ways, the French one is sexier, while the Minghella one is more sociological. Plein soleil suffers from the forced "moral" ending though, which the newer one obviously doesn't have.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:20 (one month ago) link

aye some bits of it didn't age well, but overall and I suppose aesthetically it is much more of an indelibly cool movie in my memory!

calzino, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:24 (one month ago) link

Chester Alan Arthur
Chester Arthur Burnett

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 February 2020 21:56 (one month ago) link

Brigitte Nielsen
Bridget Fonda

☮️ (peace, man), Monday, 2 March 2020 13:53 (one month ago) link

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
Lazare Carnot (father of the above)

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 19:49 (three weeks ago) link

WFH/WTF

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 March 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

John Torode
John Tordoff

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 March 2020 10:47 (two weeks ago) link

Soccer Mommy
Snail Mail

nickn, Sunday, 15 March 2020 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

^^^^

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 March 2020 20:47 (two weeks ago) link

Gavin McInnes
Gavin Newsom

― uncrut gems (crüt), Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:50 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

happened again today

rusted (crüt), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 08:53 (two weeks ago) link

"Lee" Liberace
William Campbell

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 02:01 (two weeks ago) link

shallots
scallions

― MarkoP, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:52 (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:02 (one week ago) link

I grew up calling scallions 'spring onions' and have avoided that mix up.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:48 (one week ago) link

"Did you get the onion from the supermarket?"
"Yeah, here it is"
"It's a bit on the small side isn't it?"
"Well, that's shallot"

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:49 (one week ago) link

Yeah nobody in the uk says scallions ime

felt jute gyte delete later (wins), Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:50 (one week ago) link

My mum called them sybees (no idea if that's how you spell it)

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:55 (one week ago) link

Scallions may be an Irish thing?

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:58 (one week ago) link

scallions
scallops

mark s, Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:26 (one week ago) link

I was an adult when I found out that scallops aren't always sliced potato

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:57 (one week ago) link

they call them collops in my local chippy (rip)

calzino, Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:01 (one week ago) link

My mum called them sybees (no idea if that's how you spell it)

Same here. Spelled 'syboe'. From the French, 'ciboule'. The Auld Alliance at work again?

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:33 (one week ago) link

I was an adult when I found out that scallops aren't always sliced potato

Ditto.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:34 (one week ago) link

Yes, like how we have ashet pies, from 'assiete'

xp

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:36 (one week ago) link

Oh, is that why it’s called an ashet? I never realised!

Madchen, Sunday, 22 March 2020 13:24 (one week ago) link

shallots
scallions

― MarkoP, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:52 (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

I call the latter "grunions" to nobody's amusement but my own

meaner stinks meat bake it cone (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:10 (one week ago) link

Arthur Conley
Arthur Alexander

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Monday, 23 March 2020 09:38 (one week ago) link

Joe Meek
Joe Boyd

punning display, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 20:48 (one week ago) link

jackson browne
warren zevon

mark s, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

Tarriers banjoist Eric Weissberg (RIP)
Tarriers banjoist Erik Darling (RIP)

unregistered, Thursday, 26 March 2020 01:36 (one week ago) link

Sean Bean
Sean Pertwee

akb23 (Matt #2), Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:53 (one week ago) link

Stanley Baker
Stanley Baxter

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:07 (one week ago) link

Max Miller (comedian)
Mick Miller (comedian)

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:13 (one week ago) link

Mick the Miller (greyhound)

fetter, Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:21 (one week ago) link

Kevin Rowland
Rowland S. Howard

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:28 (one week ago) link

I call the latter "grunions" to nobody's amusement but my own

― meaner stinks meat bake it cone (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:10 PM (four days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I'm imagining scallions all flopping around fucking on the beach?

☮️ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:30 (one week ago) link

Barre Phillips
Barry Guy

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:31 (one week ago) link

I'd never heard of Bobi Wine before today but now plan to confuse him with Toni Wine

Josefa, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:04 (one week ago) link

The philadelphia story
The philadelphia experiment

closed beta (NotEnough), Friday, 27 March 2020 07:53 (six days ago) link

I was just saying this yesterday!

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 27 March 2020 09:51 (six days ago) link

Mick Ronson
Mick Karn

epistantophus, Sunday, 29 March 2020 04:03 (four days ago) link

Murray Head
Anthony Head

Although I looked them up and it turns out they're brothers. Still, I always just considered them as one composite being.

threnody for the victims of alan shearer (Matt #2), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:00 (two days ago) link

Although I looked them up and it turns out they're brothers.

0_o

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:10 (two days ago) link

Yeah, that was new information to me too!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:30 (two days ago) link

Murray - One Night in Bangkok
Anthony - Gold Blend ads

Got it now I think

threnody for the victims of alan shearer (Matt #2), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:33 (two days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFw7K5-MV8I

^^^^

mark s, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:02 (two days ago) link

important good art itt

mark s, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:02 (two days ago) link

The Four Tops
The Spinners

Thank goodness there wasn't another r&b combo from that era called The Dervishes or something.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 April 2020 14:19 (eight hours ago) link

I get all of those old vocal groups mixed up - I usually recognise Platters songs as my dad played them a lot.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:40 (seven hours ago) link


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