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I get David Aaronovitch and Alain De Botton mixed up
Tim Yeo, David Davis.
Mark Lamarr. Whose let himself go.
Terry Christian. Whose let himself go.
Leonardo DiCaprio. Whose let himself go.
I used to get pacino and de niro mixed up when i was wee.
there are two morbodly obese girls that I vageuly know from school. I sometimes bump into one of teh other when I'm back home visitng family, and although the rules of probablility woud dictate that I'd get their names right abouty 50% of the time, I don't think I ever get it right. It's as if my brain is wired to get it wrong. it's super embarrassing because it's obvious why i've got them mixed up. In fact, last time it happened, the girl said- why did you just call me Tara? Are you mixing me up with that fat bitch? (they both seem to think the other one is much fatter).Ohmygod, awful awful awful. I couldn't exactly pretentd I'd been talking about tara reid.
Not that that impacted much on my daily life.
to this day
Felt quite silly about that seeing as John Cage died in 1992.
I also used to get Peter Mandelson and Michael Portillo mixed up, although not in recent years.
(I once did this in a TV review I wrote when I was freelancing once. Oops.)
People whose names you can never get quite right.
our Chief exec is a frenchman, and he has double-barrelled first name. yesterday, I had been watching some funny clips at lunchtime to cheer myself as I was having a grim day at work. One of my favourite clips is this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE8XKeN0zk4
Oh how I laughed at the dancing.
Later in the day, I bumped into the chief in the corridor, and was very much taken by surprise, as he works in a different continent and we hadn't been expecting him. I clasped his hand warmly into an efficent but enthusiastic handshake, and said 'how great to see you Jean- Claude.'
Nether of his first names are jean or Claude :'''(
As I was reading the first couple of lines I thought to myself 'just call him Jean- Claude for the generic name pisstake lulz'.
But then you actually (kinda) did!
He's here until the end of the week. I might bring in some cupcakes on Thurs on some kind of spurious 'bank holiday weekend celebration' premise, and get his piped with his proper initals. Gah.
most people on here with a username beginning with 'e'
David A is nowhere near as annoying as Alain DB. There is something creepy about him though. I can't quite place it. this is interesting-ish http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/may/25/leadersandreply.mainsection
martin and charlie sheen
i used to think those 2 sheens were brothers
And I did just Google the name Bing Cosby to check.
Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton. Obv.