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Phrases People Use Wrong

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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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I'm embarrassed that I forgot about a few of the ones people have listed, specifically "for all intensive purposes"

Thanks everyone for making the end of my day enjoyable!




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:55 PM
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opethPA
I'm embarrassed that I forgot about a few of the ones people have listed, specifically "for all intensive purposes"

Thanks everyone for making the end of my day enjoyable!


I always say "for all intents and purposes".
That is how it works right?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:55 PM
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Well, some of them can be lived with, we know what people mean.

Btw, house everyone
god i hope

edit on 11-2-2014 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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EyesOpenMouthShut
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This location of the internet is quite filled to capacity by Equus Asinus of the most intelligent nature


Thanks, I thought you would get a kick out of it.
Hopefully you didn't hurt your toe.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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Mianeye
Well, some of them can be lived with, we know what people mean.

Btw, house everyone


I agree everyone should have shelter.
It's sad that we have so many homeless but what can you do?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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"I seen that."

No, you did not. . .

You imbecile.

The "could care less" thing has always bothered me as well. Then you can care less than you already do?!?!?! So you DO care in some capacity?

My fiance pronounces "ancient" ank-chent.

Frustrates me to no end!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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A minor, and obscure, bugbear of mine is misuse of the word 'celibate'.

Its original meaning was 'single, unmarried'.

Now of course it specifically means 'sexually inactive'.

The word meaning sexually inactive was 'chaste', which has fallen out of use.

An unfortunate word which sounds exactly like 'chased'; ironically, both may be the case.

"Debra has been sexually inactive for two years now. She's chased and chaste."

The misuse of 'celibate' is so widespread now due to public perception that modern dictionaries have conceded and now give both definitions for the word as acceptable.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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Let's not forget "Supposebly" instead of "Supposedly".

My father in law says.... I will "learn" you. TEACH! You teach and I will learn.
I think that one is used by a lot of older folks from my experience.

My husband says "Dunk Truck" instead of "Dump Truck" and "Tractin Trailer" instead of "Tractor Trailer".

Tow the line instead of toe the line.

In my neck of the woods... I hear all kinds of good southern language. I make enough mistakes myself, so I am not perfect. It's just funnier when someone else does it.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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I always say "for all intents and purposes".
That is how it works right?


To all intents and purposes.

To.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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My bad atempt of humor and dosn't really fit in to the topic, but it was my sons version of it, he is not that good at spelling.

Pretty much every thing he writes comes out wrong and funny.

Anyway, carry on



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:16 PM
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one that drives me nuts.....I use this all the time:

"How are you?"

my response, "another day another dollar"

"You make that much, i wish"

it drives me nuts because the saying is derived from the old migrant worker days in which they would make say 10 dollars a day and only have the company store to buy from. The company store insured that they were spending one more dollar than they earned.....so it was, 'another day, another dollar deeper in debt to the company store'....

It just irks me that our society(ies) just don't care about history.....funny thing, that saying is very appropriate to what they are doing to us now....finding every way to nickle and dime our disposable cash to some tax, fee, insurance or cost of living so that we are so focused on making ends meat that we don't care what the powers are doing.......



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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I've got a relative who has had a poor education and really isn't interested in anything to do with grammar, or anything intellectual.

He has unwittingly - and quite ingeniously - coined a new word.

He's taken the common phrase 'so-called', which is an adjective, and turned it into an adverb - 'so-calledly'.

He uses it all the time too like it's common parlance, as do his wife and daughter.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:30 PM
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You ought to hear my husband say 'library'....well more like 'libary' .LOL

And...

'Futher down the road'



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:36 PM
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"I'm just talking out loud"

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

THINKING OUT LOUD! THINKING!!!!

Co worker of mine says this about 20 times a day and every time she does it it shaves a day off of my life.

Fun thread OP...

...and i'm sure even us self proclaimed stellar linguists on these boards mess up phrases from time to time... English is complex! ... and language is ultimately one big game of telephone we play throughout life.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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MY grandparents were fond of the phrase "I'll learn you"... Turns out Huck Finn says it in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Also I have a friend who thinks "seems" and "since" are interchangeable.

"Seems it's such a nice day, let's go outside"... NO NO NO!



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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Perfect language skills are so rarely required in most of our conversations, that most people pick up a bad habit or two once in a while.

I know a guy that says :
"Ayone Man" for Iron Man
"Alvatar" for Avatar
"Pig French" for ***k Friend
"Fwite" for Off White

He don't teach so good, ya know wa dam sayin.

But looking at this in a positive way, even our ancestors would probably find our ways of speaking today, even from the most perfect linguists, to be somewhat lacking in taste. Call it evolution or de-evolution, as long that the message gets trough and through, our languages will always be changing with the times.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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MY grandparents were fond of the phrase "I'll learn you"... Turns out Huck Finn says it in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


You made me think of another thing our friends say all the time

Instead of 'learned' or 'taught' they only say 'learnt', which is a word when used properly



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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like burned and burnt.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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hippopotamuses.
lol



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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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 end up saying this from time to time. I usually tend to say "hood" stuff just to see peoples reactions.

Common hood translations below. (had to black out a part in #2.)




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