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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:31 (fourteen years ago) link

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:32 (fourteen years ago) link

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:40 (fourteen years ago) link

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

vita susicivus (blueski), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:41 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Friday, 19 January 2007 11:59 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 12:06 (fourteen years ago) link

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:03 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:33 (fourteen years ago) link

me too.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 19 January 2007 13:40 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 19 January 2007 14:01 (fourteen years ago) link

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

RJG (RJG), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Uh, thanks?

chap (chap), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:11 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

NickB (NickB), Friday, 19 January 2007 15:49 (fourteen years ago) link

The Hamburglar
H. R. Puffnstuff

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:53 (three weeks ago) link

Aargh, Pufnstuf.

Probably already mentioned by Morbius or somebody:

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:54 (three weeks ago) link

I sure hope so...

Mark G, Thursday, 1 July 2021 11:13 (three weeks ago) link

Oumou Sangare
Onuma Singsiri

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 3 July 2021 23:18 (three weeks ago) link

Nothing to do with their names, but I was watching Warning Shot with Stephanie Powers, and I realized I've always mixed her up with Jill St. John--which is not hard to figure out with the connecting thread of Robert Wagner.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 July 2021 06:18 (three weeks ago) link

ivory and bamboo

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 4 July 2021 09:13 (three weeks ago) link

How many ounces in a pound.
How many pounds in a stone.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 July 2021 09:20 (three weeks ago) link

... also I've just found Americans don't use stones at all, only pounds. Something to do with stones being an Imperial measurement and the US being out of the Empire when Imperial measurements were quantified.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 July 2021 09:28 (three weeks ago) link

I just experienced about 60-90 seconds of Heaven 17/East 17 confusion

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Monday, 5 July 2021 06:27 (three weeks ago) link

Everybody in the house of Temptation

Mark G, Monday, 5 July 2021 07:08 (three weeks ago) link

add in some Zapp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J7AOS_7_uk

(to Tom D.’s issue)

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Monday, 5 July 2021 07:25 (three weeks ago) link

There is no doubt a different amount of bounce in a UK/Imperial ounce than a US ounce.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Monday, 5 July 2021 07:35 (three weeks ago) link

And when in the Southern Hemisphere, remember that the angle of the dangle is directly proportional to the heat of the meat.

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 July 2021 14:52 (three weeks ago) link

I'm another who mixes up Carey Mulligan with Michelle Williams. However, I also get those two confused with Emily Watson, even though she's considerably older.

TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Monday, 5 July 2021 19:18 (three weeks ago) link

Oh! I Always Get Those Two Mixed Up!
Oh! I Always Got Those Two Mixed Up: Future Edition

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Monday, 5 July 2021 19:20 (three weeks ago) link

Otm

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 01:45 (three weeks ago) link

I know who paul giamatti is but i always think paul rudd is also paul giamatti.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 01:46 (three weeks ago) link

Lol

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 02:09 (three weeks ago) link

Michael Innes
Helen MacInnes

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 05:09 (three weeks ago) link

Richard Lester
Richard Donner

...probably because they both directed parts of Superman II - at that point in their careers they converged into one person for me, a super-director who made everything from Beatles cash-in films, segments of the Banana Splits and Lethal Weapon.

maybe you just don't need to comment on that (Matt #2), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 08:58 (three weeks ago) link

And Goonies/Goons!

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 10:50 (three weeks ago) link

Rodri
Jorginho

SPaDs (Matt #2), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 18:08 (three weeks ago) link

Harry Kane
Prince Harry

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:07 (three weeks ago) link

The Internet and Reality

treeship., Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:09 (three weeks ago) link

George Benson
George Winston

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:29 (one week ago) link

Dom Littlewood
Greg Wallace

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:27 (one week ago) link

Carmine Appice
Vinny Appice

...are somewhat tricky to keep straight, but I really came here to say it has recently come to my attention that in the professional realm, Carmine Appice pronounces his surname a-PIECE, whereas his younger brother Vinny Appice pronounces it APP-a-cee.

Josefa, Sunday, 18 July 2021 18:40 (one week ago) link

I always pronounced it a-PEE-chay, maybe they could compromise on my version? Beck Bogert Appice must have endured some interesting pronounciations in their short-lived time.

cryptkeepers are different (Matt #2), Sunday, 18 July 2021 19:59 (one week ago) link

apiche?

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 July 2021 20:02 (one week ago) link

Stillwater
Sweetwater

Mark G, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:47 (one week ago) link

I guess I always thought Tcheky Karyo and Elias Koteas were the same actor, for no other reason than they both have Ks in their names

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:16 (one week ago) link

Can this thread be locked since there is a new one now? Or is the new one serving some other function that I haven't grasped?

Oh! I Always Got Those Two Mixed Up: Future Edition

jaymc, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:32 (one week ago) link

this thread is barely even that long

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:26 (one week ago) link

Yeah I thought the new thread was some twist I didn’t get

Alba, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:31 (one week ago) link

Ahem. The new thread was started to post things that one doesn’t mix up but might mix up in a future perhaps stressful moment because they are next to one another but currently still separate in the mind. This was to prevent *joke* posting in this thread that might later actually come true. I guess something posted in that thread could graduate to this thread. Please feel free to ignore it if it irks you.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:47 (one week ago) link

sorry still dgi

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:48 (one week ago) link

There are some things or people I don’t really don’t know the difference between, which therefore belong on this thread, such as the classic
Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton
(there’s also a Bill Putnam, but I know he is i different)
Then there are some that I currently do know the difference between, but due to some internal bit rot ( perhaps silby can explain) I might not in the future, so they belong on the other thread, such as
Janet Maslin and Janet Malcolm

Maybe others are already using this thread for both purposes but I got spooked when I saw some things I posted here as a joke and that I couldn’t actually tell the difference between anymore so I started the other one for safety’s sake

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:57 (one week ago) link

I now g but it’s a bit too speciality for me

Alba, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:59 (one week ago) link

due to some internal bit rot ( perhaps silby can explain)

cosmic rays iirc

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:01 (one week ago) link

If I started worrying too much about which posts are made in earnest and which for lolz I’d have to leave ILX for my own sanity

Alba, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

The other thread is a James Redd special, bless him, which I've never really got my head around.

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:00 (one week ago) link

All my threads can’t be classics, now, can they?

Oh wait.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:01 (one week ago) link

They are very distinctive. This is a good thing.

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:08 (one week ago) link

Ari Aster
Robert Eggers

MarkoP, Thursday, 22 July 2021 03:25 (six days ago) link

I saw a picture of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani together - I already mix them up, and I thought they looked like two different version of the same guy.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 July 2021 03:27 (six days ago) link

in the young longhaired days of course, not the current bald satriani days

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 July 2021 03:28 (six days ago) link

This isn't the one but it basically captures it
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ee/0f/24/ee0f24e046619c906f5e2a58d3934cd1.jpg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 July 2021 03:30 (six days ago) link


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