List of famous pairs

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The following is a list of famous pairs listed alphabetically. For a list of pairs by category see Lists of pairs.

Pairs are actual persons (living or dead), places, or things, unless identified otherwise.

Each pair is listed once only, and is sorted alphabetically by the name listed first. If a pair is not listed under one name, it may be listed under the other.

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A

Aa-Al - Am-Au


Aa-Al

Am-Au

B

Ba - Be-Bi - Bl-Bo - Br-Bu


Ba

Be-Bi

Bl-Bo

Br-Bu

C

Ca-Ce - Ch-Co - Cr-Cy


Ca-Ce

Ch-Co

Cr-Cy

D

E

F

G

H

Ha - He-Ho - Hu


Ha

He-Ho

Hu

I

J

K

L

La-Li - Lo-Lu


La-Li

Lo-Lu

M

Ma - Me-Mo - Mu


Ma

  • Mad dogs & Englishmen (proverbial/idiomatic; complementary; title) Noel Coward song title, referring to creatures that "go out in the mid-day sun" in tropical climes; also motion picture title, name of singing group, name of advertising agency.
  • Madam and Eve (characters in the South African comic by the same name)
  • Madonna and Sean Penn (couples)

Mario and Luigi

Me-Mo

Mu

  • Mum and dad (conceptual; complementary)
  • Mums and Dads (investors of modest means; Andrea's regular greeting to her radio listeners)
  • Mutt and Jeff (fictional; companions; comic strip) Creations of Harry Conway "Bud" Fisher; it was the first well-known daily comic strip. Hence also (idiomatic/proverbial) for any tall-short pair of men.
  • Mutt & Jeff (colleagues; spies)
  • Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (fictional; colleagues; television)

`

N

O

P

Pa-Pl - Po-Pu


Pa-Pl

Po-Pu

Q

R

Ra-Ri - Ro - Ru-Rw


Ra-Ri

Ro

Ru-Rw

  • Ruler & compass (technical; equipment; complementary) The two instruments whose use is permitted in formal geometrical constructions.
  • Russell & Whitehead (colleagues; mathematicians)
  • Ruth & Naomi (mythological/legendary; Biblical; companions)
  • Rwanda & Burundi (geographical; juxtapositions)

S

Sa-Sh - Si-Sm - So-Su


Sa-Sh

Si-Sm

So-Su

T

Ta-To - Tr-Ty


Ta-To

Tr-Ty

U

V

W

X

  • Xerxes I & Esther (mythological/legendary; Biblical; rivals/opponents)
  • Xylem & Phloem (technical; complementary) Botanical circulatory elements

Y

Z

See also

nl:Lijst van beroemde duo's