fried calamari/grilled calamari
"Dude. Where's My Car?"/First Dude
the Rocky Mountains/"the Hills"
"Mad Men"/"Mad Money"
Linda Blair/Selma Blair
nuts in salads/nuts in desserts
Saks Fifth Avenue/sacs
pork tenderloin/pork rinds
Heidi Klum/Tyra Banks
"So You Think You Can Dance"/"Dancing With The Stars"
publishing a book/writing a book
PS: Please submit a story, in the proper format of course, of either being the victim of or embodying the Mean Stranger.