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Phrases People Use Wrong

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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:23 AM
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reply to post by opethPA
 


Living in the south, I could input many more phrases....

But I digress, and won't.. (...that is one of them)






posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:23 AM
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straight up? no kidding?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:28 AM
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OMG I don't know how I missed this thread! OP, the 1st one on your list is high on my list as well. But thankfully nobody has yet to point out the one that pisses me off the most:

"I could care less."

IF YOU COULD CARE LESS THAN YOU OBVIOUSLY CARE.
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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 12:43 AM
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DeadSeraph
OMG I don't know how I missed this thread! OP, the 1st one on your list is high on my list as well. But thankfully nobody has yet to point out the one that pisses me off the most:

"I could care less."

IF YOU COULD CARE LESS THAN YOU OBVIOUSLY CARE.
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ME!!! I posted it on the first page. Why are you ignoring me?
I am only teasing.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 01:20 AM
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Knew a supervisor once that used the term "get it done did" with his subordinates. Half the time you could not understand what he was saying and I felt sorry for those that worked for him.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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My sincerest apologies. I'm not sure how in the 9 hells I missed that.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 01:27 AM
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DeadSeraph


I was only teasing. Sometimes I can read an entire thread and miss some key points. It happens to the best of us for sure.
Somebody else will post it again before the thread dies out... might even be me depending on how much sleep I get.

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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 01:31 AM
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People need to stop saying, "bass ackwards." It's ass backwards.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 02:06 AM
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Here's one I hate to hear...people that call a chimney a chimley.
Or ..whatever floats your boat
And anything that is mumbled instead of spoken some people are just to lazy to even speak up ....



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:54 AM
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It bothers me when one says: your a social piranha, lol

Answer: pariah



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:00 AM
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JHumm
Here's one I hate to hear...people that call a chimney a chimley.


HA!!! I have heard that more times than I can count. Too funny. I am amazed that the pronunciation of certain words gets screwed up all over the planet. I always assumed it was a personal problem.


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I like it when folks say "Oxkagen" instead of "Oxygen".

On a side note, my family always had a private joke and called "plastic", "plaskit" among ourselves for so many years, that I have accidentally said it that way on numerous occasions. If that word winds up here... you just may have run into me at some point when I was being silly.
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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:10 AM
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opethPA
/rant on


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





I have noticed that one a lot lately even on the 'News Channels' seems to be a new

one it really 'bugs' me, and makes me scream silently .... lol


"2 times" surely it should be twice?

Once, Twice, Three times? or should that be thrice? ......



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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snarky412
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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"?



YESSSSS ... very annoying!

And another that is very prevalent around this part of the country ending every

sentence with "like"



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:29 AM
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'I could care less' works fine, when I use it.


I care enough to discuss why I could care less about "it".
Because I could care less than I do when discussing "it".

Let's see if they can get around this one...



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 05:37 AM
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My head literally exploded after reading this thread.

But I'm on tender hooks so I had best throw caution to the wind, So I wish you all a pleasant evening and Good night.

Poor grammar and choice of words can be linked to certain professions, sports commentators are more susceptible than others. I can't count the amount of times I've watched an hour of a football match when the commentator suddenly announces that "there's a real game developing here."

But full credit to the boys.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 05:59 AM
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I like to say "It's the same thing, only different." Your tellin' me I have been wrong all these years?!?! (Sarcasm) I know it's wrong. but I get some pretty funny reactions from People with it! LOL!

Later, Syx.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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I hate when people say something is 110% or 300% you can't get any percent over 100%.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:08 AM
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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.



5 - 4 = 1
4 - 3 = 1

same difference.

Oooh ya gotta find me first before ya can hit me



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:09 AM
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muzzleflash

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!


Hmm, I have a different difference then.

Crumbs...



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:23 AM
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A lot of these come from the "spell as you pronounce" habit of the currrent non-reading generation-
Mute point
Cold slaw
All intensive purposes.

My favourite example, not yet quoted, is the way "If you think that, you've got another think coming" has degenerated into the meaningless "You've got another thing coming".

Somebody quoted "seems as". In my rural childhood, my contemporaries were saying "seeings as", an apparent corruption of "seeing that". "Seems as" looks like a natural development.

However, "learn" for "teach" might be defensible.
It certainly isn't new. Toad uses it in "Wind of the Willows", when the other animals try to correct him (no, Mole corrects him and Badger, I think, goes with Toad)- but it also appears in Shakespeare! So this may be a very old usage which modern teaching has tried to make obsolete.
Similarly I remember my teacher father trying to correct the habits of saying "going over Ely" when they meant "going to Ely", or "put up" when they meant "put away" (but "put up" is another phrase found in Shakespeare).


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