I've been using Pandora for part of my music listening time at work recently, and the bands Passion Pit and Temper Trap both come up in my Sleigh Bells-based channel.
I have a persistent problem with confusing the names of the two bands. It's not because they sound a bit similar (and I'm not even that keen on Temper Trap). Rather, their names are parallel in several ways:
Passion Pit/Temper Trap
- two-syllable first word
- one-syllable second word
- both words can function as nouns
- but in this case, the first one is an adjective modifying the second (right?)
- first word can refer to heightened emotions
- second word is something you don't want to be in
My friend Mike is in a band called Saffron Holiday. I overhead someone apologizing to him: "Sorry we couldn't make the show the other night. We already had tickets to see Cardamom Vacation."