Phrases People Use Wrong

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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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/rant on

This may have been posted already but I'm not searching because it's been a day of listening to or reading people use the phrases below incorrectly.

I don't know that I have ever been accused of being a grammar Nazi and I am not trying to be one here. I realize that for the most part people speak in some shorthand version of their local dialect but when you are in a professional setting the following things or similar phrases , statements or sentiments should never be used and if you decide to use them then people should be able to kick you in the shins really hard....


"It's a mute point" (That's great but it's not a mute point since it is actually a moot point)

"Plug it in and wah lah it works" (wah lah means nothing, it is supposed to be voila)

"Irregardless, I am still doing it" (while technically irregardless is a word its two parts cancel each other out. People should actually be using regardless)

"Where is you at?" (I heard this 2 times today and realized that something has failed with modern basic grammar)

/rant off

P.S. I apologize for any grammar errors I used above as I am tired!




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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You forgot "same difference". NOTHING can be "same" and "different"
That one drives me to the brink of keyboard into monitor, mouse biting insanity.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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"""Where is you at?" (I heard this 2 times today and realized that something has failed with modern basic grammar) ""

i "heard" this

not i have heard this?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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I hate when somebody says cold slaw. Cole slaw dammit!


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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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EyesOpenMouthShut
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You forgot "same difference". NOTHING can be "same" and "different"
That one drives me to the brink of keyboard into monitor, mouse biting insanity.


10-5 = 5
15-5 = 10

Same difference!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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Add... I could care less to that list.

Could you care less?

I couldn't care less.




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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EyesOpenMouthShut
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You forgot "same difference". NOTHING can be "same" and "different"
That one drives me to the brink of keyboard into monitor, mouse biting insanity.


Sure they can, how about six of one, half a dozen of the other? They are the same thing but different ways of saying it. But the difference does not matter, it still has the same meaning. Sorry some just get tired of saying the same thing (see what I did there :cheers
over and over again.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:22 PM
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okamitengu
"""Where is you at?" (I heard this 2 times today and realized that something has failed with modern basic grammar) ""

i "heard" this

not i have heard this?


No, he's correct.

He is using the simple past instead of the past imperfect, which is correct.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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On the train home it is like listening to a video game hearing young kids, FFS I'm only 40 why am I saying that, repeat everything or how they seem able to have 1 word based conversations.
edit on 2014pAmerica/Chicago2810ppm by opethPA because: I can't use here or hear correctly =(
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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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It's always there fault.

But it really dont matter none.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:28 PM
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Third world influence don't help none bro, innit?

D'you get me?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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innit?


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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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For all intents and purposes

originally "for all intents, constructions and purposes"

Has now become "For all intensive purposes"


10 words and phrases you're probably saying wrong.

25 common phrases people say incorrectly.



edit on 11-2-2014 by Sublimecraft because: added links



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:33 PM
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You marinate a steak, chicken, pork, etc., with marinade. You cannot marinade a steak, but you can buy steak marinade.
edit on 11-2-2014 by Boscov because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:33 PM
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A group of our friends drive us crazy when they are talking and say "You know what I mean" / "You know what I'm saying"?
And it's also the tone they use when saying it


First of all, yes, we aren't stupid
--OR--
Since you didn't make a point to begin with, what's there to get????


Man that is just so annoying and condescending....ugh


They are all related & they all use the same phrase over & over


ETA: **Well, this may not be considered a 'used wrong phrase' so please forgive me **
But it IS an annoying phrase just the same


edit on 11-2-2014 by snarky412 because: not actually used wrong but.....used too many times!!!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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it doesn't count when used for math!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:38 PM
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EyesOpenMouthShut
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it doesn't count when used for math!


But I had to count in order to do math!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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"My favorite pass time...."

Aaaaarrrgh!


PAST PAST PAST



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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This location of the internet is quite filled to capacity by Equus Asinus of the most intelligent nature



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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Haha, too funny. I used irregardless earlier today in a post, jeez!

People bother me with chunk and chuck, like saying, "Just chunk it in the trash".

Also, lol, my sister says "two in a roll", gosh! It is two in a row.





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