Common Phrases Most People Get Wrong
If you've ever seen Friends, you know about "supposubly."
Video courtesy of Tinker Bell.
And getting common phrases wrong was an underlying theme of Trailer Park Boys. But more of that in a minute.
Business Insider recently posted about common phrases that most people get wrong. Here are the top:
- "For all intensive purposes." - It should actually be "For all INTENTS and purposes."
- "Nip it in the butt." - Nothing about a butt here. The phrase is actually "Nip it in the BUD."
- "One in the same." - Just a slight change to this one. "One AND the same."
- "Case and point." - This mistake is almost the opposite as the previous one. It should be "Case IN point."
- And finally, the one that irritates the crap out of me. "I could care less." People say this to talk about how little they care about something. But that statement shows that there are things you COULD care less about. It should be "I COULDN'T care less."
Now, to Trailer Park Boys. If you've never seen the show, you don't know about Rickyisms.
Video courtesy of Helmpickle.
And finally, there is one phrase that I have to be honest, I didn't know was incorrect. "You've got another thing coming." Yeah, you're probably wondering what is wrong with that. Well, the whole phrase is actually this: "If that's what you think, you've got another THINK coming."
Although I have a feeling if you say this the correct way, other people will "correct" you.