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) 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

don't think I mix anything up

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

kept calling psychiatrists psychologists

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

The and Teh

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

Shrinks covers it

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

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

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

paediatrics is the kiddly-fiddlers.

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

And paedophiles are foot fetishists, right I get it

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

i thought they were psychopaths?

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

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

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

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

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

John Updike }{ John Irving

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

Ha ha, that's great

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

arse
elbow

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

ethics/morals

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

ILX
work

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

Swamp Thing

Man Thing

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

Shetty

Poppadom

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

Shilpa Shetty
Talitha Getty

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

Bills Paxton and Pullman

OTM

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

YES.

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

me too.

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

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers / Jonathan Rhys-Davies

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

paxton/pullman is SO true!

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

Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks

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

well done

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

Uh, thanks?

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

Likewise:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

i keep confusing sam smith with sam sanders and/or sam amidon

i'm probably the only person on earth who does this

Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:54 (three weeks ago) link

DMBQ
NRBQ

Lucky Pierre Delecto (crüt), Saturday, 26 October 2019 02:09 (three weeks ago) link

Lol

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 October 2019 11:20 (three weeks ago) link

Cymande
Mandrill

... and you would think Mandré, but not so much really. I might have posted this before.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:04 (three weeks ago) link

... just noticed Mandré was from Shreveport, La, birthplace of the Residents!

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:06 (three weeks ago) link

Norma Winstone
Norma Waterson

fetter, Sunday, 27 October 2019 08:57 (three weeks ago) link

Neil Diamond
Neil Sedaka
Paul Anka

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

I used to get Neil Sedaka and Barry Manilow confused.

nickn, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:16 (three weeks ago) link

I know one of them did 'Diana' and one of them did 'Oh Carol' but no idea which.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:17 (three weeks ago) link

Owen Smith
Owen Jones
If there's an Owen Brown then him too

Cornelius Fondue (Matt #2), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:31 (three weeks ago) link

Owen Brown was a son of the abolitionist John Brown.

nickn, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:35 (three weeks ago) link

Josh Allen
Josh Rosen
Sam Darnold

brimstead, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:17 (three weeks ago) link

Dorian Lynskey
Rhodri Marsden

Cornelius Fondue (Matt #2), Saturday, 2 November 2019 11:12 (two weeks ago) link

George Crumb
Robert Crumb
tbh until 1 minute ago i didn't know george crumb existed and thought he was the comic author.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 3 November 2019 09:57 (two weeks ago) link

Now you can listen to George Crumb's music, good stuff!

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 3 November 2019 10:03 (two weeks ago) link

Marisol
Maripol

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:43 (two weeks ago) link

Ha, yes!

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 4 November 2019 13:35 (two weeks ago) link

Svartsinn
Svarte Greiner

(Norwegian ambient dudes who want you to know that their music is, like, super dark)

chips moomin (unregistered), Monday, 4 November 2019 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

Gary Pettis and Gary Redus. Both outfielders: Pettis played from 1982-1992, Redus from 1982-1994.
Pettis was a much better defender, Redus a much better hitter. They just missed playing together in Texas towards the end of their careers.

clemenza, Monday, 4 November 2019 14:42 (two weeks ago) link

Dua Lipa
Duolingo

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

Baudrillard
Baudelaire

tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Thursday, 7 November 2019 01:01 (one week ago) link

EPMD/EMDR

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:10 (one week ago) link

Charles Perrault
Charles Kuralt

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:52 (one week ago) link

^this

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 November 2019 03:25 (one week ago) link

Richard Ford
Richard Russo
Richard Powers
Richard Price

rob, Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

^this too
Throw in Richard Yates for the quincunx.

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:45 (one week ago) link

Joe Pesci
Joe Piscopo

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 November 2019 21:56 (one week ago) link

I saw Joe Piscopo in something for the first time ever last week and now I don't know how anyone ever thought of him enough to confuse with anybody

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:17 (one week ago) link

Alvin Curran
Alvin Lucier

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:22 (one week ago) link

^ pretty sure I did that one upthread, along with Philip Corner and Phill Niblock.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:29 (one week ago) link

Apologies for the duplication - Curran is playing in Glasgow this month and I couldn’t remember if I’d seen him before - but no, it was Lucier I’d seen previously.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:33 (one week ago) link

the plot of taken 3

deems of internment (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:41 (one week ago) link

(xp) No apologies necessary, just noting someone else has the same problem distinguishing avant-Alvins!

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Monday, 11 November 2019 00:11 (one week ago) link

Jaco Pastorius
Jacob Sartorius

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 11:49 (one week ago) link

Weyes Blood
Wye Oak

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:26 (one week ago) link

Lee Greenwood/Lee Hazlewood

Whenever I see the credit for God Bless the USA I think for a split second, "Wait, the guy who wrote 'Some Velvet Morning'?!"

― Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, March 5, 2018 9:28 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

^^^ this for me but in reverse — whenever I hear people singing the praises of Lee Hazlewood I'm like "Wait, the guy who wrote 'God Bless The USA'?!"

esempio (crüt), Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:06 (four days ago) link

Catherine Bach
Barbara Bach

And don't even ask me who's married to Joe Walsh.

pplains, Saturday, 16 November 2019 01:11 (four days ago) link

Matmos
Momus

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:27 (four days ago) link

today i learned that bill callahan and mark kozelek are separate people.

treeship., Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:25 (four days ago) link

now i know why i like smog and not sun kil moon

treeship., Saturday, 16 November 2019 18:29 (four days ago) link

Jena and Erfurt. Going from Berlin to Frankfurt/Main it is Jena first and then Erfurt. I always mix them up.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:52 (three days ago) link

I think I wouldn't confuse them anymore if I would visit at least one of them but I always drive past.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 17 November 2019 22:54 (three days ago) link

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Bonanza Steakhouse

Sam Weller, Monday, 18 November 2019 14:16 (two days ago) link

Cage the Elephant
Elephant 6
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Ella Fitzgerald

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:05 (yesterday) link

The Turner Diaries
The Basketball Diaries

💠 (crüt), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:12 (yesterday) link

David Cronenberg
Steven Soderbergh

punning display, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:36 (yesterday) link

John Mayer
Rectangles

maffew12, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:45 (yesterday) link

Just confused Talosians and Thessalonians

MrDasher, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 02:00 (yesterday) link


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