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

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 months ago) Permalink

oops, didn't catch all of last paste.

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

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

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:42 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Nezval and Nerval
Calzino and Clemenza

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

michael oliver
lord haw-haw

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:48 (two months ago) Permalink

dtla
dtlr

peace, man, Monday, 11 February 2019 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

soap operas
prestige dramas

brimstead, Monday, 11 February 2019 16:48 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Halsey
Alessia Cara

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:00 (two months 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 (two months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago) Permalink

deerhunter and deerhoof for sure
not deafheaven

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:03 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

pplains, Monday, 18 February 2019 19:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Terence Blanchard/Terell Stafford

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 February 2019 11:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Anne Carson, Anne Sexton

similarly but separately: Anne Tyler, Ann Beattie, Ann Patchett

John Ashberry, John Berryman

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Sunday, 3 March 2019 15:20 (one month ago) Permalink

^all of this

Elly Mae Bumpit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2019 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Bernie Maupin / Bennie Taupin

Or is it...

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Took me a while but I see what you did there.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 01:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Jan Michael Vincent and Don Johnson

nickn, Friday, 8 March 2019 20:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Jan Michael Vincent and the "Voyagers" guy who got shot on a production set.

pplains, Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Jon-Erik Hexum - glad to hear I'm not the only one!

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 9 March 2019 08:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Jan-Michael Vincent and Michael Des Barres (who, I now find out, is the 26th Marquis Des Barres, which should clear up the confusion if I think of him as that).

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Saturday, 9 March 2019 09:33 (one month ago) Permalink

phlebotomy and phrenology

mick signals, Monday, 11 March 2019 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink

ferberization and fletcherization

mick signals, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Fitzroy Maclean
Sorley Maclean
Compton Mackenzie

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Casino Royale/On Her Majesty's Secret Service (haven't seen either. answered the wrong one in a quiz to 'which bond film starred george lazenby'.)

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Monday, 25 March 2019 10:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Assault on Precinct 13
The Taking of Pelham 123

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 25 March 2019 11:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Lol yes

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Monday, 25 March 2019 11:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Paul Rudolph/Paul Rodgers
Herbie Flowers/Humphrey Ocean

rudolph and flowers each feature in (different) projects i am currently subbing and fact-checking so this mild double disorientation is salutory

mark s, Monday, 1 April 2019 11:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bonnie Prince Billy
Billy Childish
Billie Eilish

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

all those and Bill Callahan

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Day of the Jackal
Three Days of the Condor

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp: true!

Three Days of the Condor
Condorman

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also I always know who Roy Scheider is but if I ever try to remember Rod Steiger's name, all I can think of is Scheider's.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(I had to look up In the Heat of the Night to remember Steiger's to write that post)

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Marie Kondo/María Kodama

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 April 2019 13:18 (yesterday) Permalink

I wouldn't say I get them mixed up but I can't see Dunhill Records (home of the Mamas & the Papas et al) without thinking of HP Lovecraft (the author of 'The Dunwich Horror', not the band who were roughly contemporaneous with the Mamas & the Papas).

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 April 2019 15:38 (yesterday) Permalink

I’m going to Korea today. For the past few weeks I’ve had to train myself to say “Korea” or “South Korea” rather than “North Korea.” I have no idea why. 🤷‍♂️

Allen (etaeoe), Sunday, 21 April 2019 16:05 (yesterday) Permalink

Levon Vincent/Leon Vynehall

brimstead, Monday, 22 April 2019 00:59 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

Chuba Akpom / Chuks Aneke. Both trainee Arsenal strikers, both hung around the fringes of the first team squad a few years ago before being eased out the door into a career of lower-league mediocrity.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Monday, 22 April 2019 12:04 (eight hours ago) Permalink

thought this was Paul Sorvino

http://img4.bdbphotos.com/images/700x350/0/f/0fio4br4rpfabar0.jpg?skj2io4l

Olmütz human (brownie), Monday, 22 April 2019 14:26 (six hours ago) Permalink


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