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

Stephen King and King Stephen

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Monday, 30 April 2018 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Nels Cline and Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren and Todd Rundgren

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Rose Byrne / Rose Macgowan

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Nels Cline and Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren and Todd Rundgren

Been meaning to post those first two. And now throw in Nir Felder for the triptych

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:22 (two months ago) Permalink

George MacDonald/George MacDonald Fraser

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 May 2018 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Muhammad and Muhammad Ali

.b derf (darraghmac), Sunday, 6 May 2018 22:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Deems...

pplains, Sunday, 6 May 2018 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

what everyone else was doing it

.b derf (darraghmac), Sunday, 6 May 2018 23:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Gardena and Glendora (Los Angeles area towns).

nickn, Sunday, 6 May 2018 23:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Joey Alexander/Joey DeFrancesco

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:28 (two months ago) Permalink

That's funny, I was just thinking:

Tony DeFranco/Joey DeFrancesco

and wondering how much more interesting a Tony DeFranco/Van Morrison collaboration would be...

henry s, Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Dennis Nilsen
Denis Norden

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I also mix up The Rentals and The Specials

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 13 May 2018 03:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Carl Reiner
Rob Reiner
Paul Reiser (?!)

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Unless there is a version of the former that reference the latter, My Boy Lollipop (any version) and Lollipop by the Chordettes

lana del boy (ledge), Sunday, 20 May 2018 09:14 (two months ago) Permalink

*references

lana del boy (ledge), Sunday, 20 May 2018 09:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick and Lieutenant Dan

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Lollipop/My Boy Lollipop seconded.

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

The Dictators / The Dickies

los blue jeans, Thursday, 24 May 2018 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Moira Shearer
Moira Lister
Norma Shearer

Poisoned by Johan's pea soup. (Tom D.), Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:49 (one month ago) Permalink

^this

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Sam Harris and documentarian Sam Green. For the longest time I was like, "What, the guy who made Five Utopias and Weather Underground is an islamophobe?"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 1 June 2018 20:54 (one month ago) Permalink

They're also slightly similar looking

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 1 June 2018 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Bill Nye
Bill Nighy
Bill Maher

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Friday, 1 June 2018 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

cosign

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 2 June 2018 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Thirded

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 June 2018 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Beth Orton
Beth Gibbons

MarkoP, Saturday, 2 June 2018 16:57 (one month ago) Permalink

^was recently thinking of putting this, can’t believe it’s not already here

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 2 June 2018 17:00 (one month ago) Permalink

only realised last week that matt zarb-cousin and aaron bastani are two different people

ogmor, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 09:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Sia
Sza

how's life, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 09:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Alex Chilton and Dan Penn

more generally I just forget sometimes who Alex Chilton was

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 13:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Bands:

Earth / Earthless / Rare Earth

akm, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink

... Rare Bird

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Hermann Weyl/André Weil

And Nobody POLLS Like Me (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 June 2018 11:54 (one month ago) Permalink

this is a photograph of Martin Donovan

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Martin_Donovan.jpg

Jeff Bridges is a completely different person

http://paperlief.com/images/jeff-bridges-movies-wallpaper-3.jpg

also I recently had to forcibly separate Mick Ronson and Mark Ronson in my head (but that's just me being dumb)

too gashly (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Holly Hunter & Jennifer Jason Leigh

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Whoa, Puffin. I think you've discovered the missing link.

https://i.imgur.com/0hr7eaZ.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/HEcsdEi.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/o9gnIkw.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:38 (one month ago) Permalink

used to confuse Amy Madigan and Holly Hunter

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:54 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

St. Francis Prep/Francis Lewis High School/Francis Lewis Boulevard

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 04:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Perhaps should have posted on the Queens thread.

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 04:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Since things are taking a local turn, I confuse all the streets on the grid between Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street in central Glasgow.

Madchen, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 06:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not mixed up but in my head Clive Myrie and Celia Imrie are relatives

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ali Wentworth
Ali Wong

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Since things are taking a local turn, I confuse all the streets on the grid between Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street in central Glasgow.

The short part of the Waverly Place fork that hits Grove Street/The long part of the Waverly Place fork that bends and hits Christopher Street, where it changes traffic direction

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 16:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

whit

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Do u see?

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You all ever meet in my town sometime, we'll just get together at the corner of Broadway and Broadway. And Broadway. And Broadway.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Every town I go in
There is a street

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 July 2018 02:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the late power pop godfather Tommy Hoehn
the late power pop godfather Tommy Keene

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Craig Sheffer
Craig Wasson

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:45 (yesterday) Permalink


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