Not be confused with

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Syntagm: not [to] be confused with
Frequent syntactic variants:
  • should not be confused with
  • not, however, be confused with
  • could not potentially be confused with
Real, blindsiding, indirectly conveyed meaning: [you] do not confuse! (imperative-mood verb)

One of the most information-theorically redundant, trite, overused verbal phrases on Wikipedia. Among all overused phrases, in the same league as citation needed and some argue. Includes variants with modal verbs and inserted adverbs. Especially annoying because the writer is such a fucking, effeminate homo that he doesn't have the balls to address the reader directly with the second-person singular-number personal pronoun instead of the impersonal infinitive form of the copulative verb to be, and because the writer preaches to the reader like a supposed Internet tough guy.

Example: [Novodevichy Convent] should not be confused with the Novodevichy Cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

Moar examples with the GOOG phrase not-*-be-confused-with:

http://www.google.com/#q=site:en.wikipedia.org+not-*-be-confused-with

Not to be confused with x, after typical is one of the most common phrases on ED. Not to confuse you or anything, but a lot of things on the internets sound alike. Or have similar meaning words. And shit.

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