Post # 1
I’ve noticed here on the boards and also on tv that people use “on accident” a lot. (For anywone who watches General Hospital, Lulu says its ALL the time and it drives me crazy! lol.) I’ve grown up always using and hearing “by accident” so on accident just sounds so weird and wrong to me. I was curious if it was maybe a regional thing, so I looked it up and came across this:
So ladies, which do you prefer? What’s influenced your choice?
Post # 4
lol I have never thought about it before!
If its grammatically correct, Im all about it! lol
Post # 5
I use by accident and accidentally, on accident sounds weird to me
Post # 6
By or accidentally. I was one of the few who stayed awake in English class when I was younger.
Post # 8
I say accidentally I think, but I know I say “on accident” too. Truthfully this doesn’t really bother me. The whole “on purpose” “on accident” hypothesis seems like a possibility I guess. I *think* people here say accidentally or “on accident”.
Post # 9
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I think I say “on.” I’m from rural East Texas, so a lot of things I say are regional.
Post # 10
btw I don’t think this has anything to do with who has better grammar than whom. Language evolves constantly and regionalism comes into play as well.
Post # 11
I say “by accident.” My bf says “on accident” and I always call him out on it.
Post # 12
all? haha I usually say “accidently” but I don’t know about the other two options…I am going to have to listen and watch myself (and others around me) and see!
Post # 13
Um…I use whatever I end up using! I think I’ve actually used all 3! lol.
Post # 14
One time i was told that it was ridiculous that i asked someone if they wanted to “have a catch” instead of play catch. Maybe it’s a PA thing?
Post # 15
I’ve never ever heard “on accident” before!!
Post # 16
I say on accident – I had to say all of them in a sentance just to figure out how I say it:) Maybe’s it’s regional – I’m from the midwest.