(Closed) Phrases you hear misspoken..

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee

“play it by year” instead of “play it by ear”.

Also, irregardless is not a word. That one drives me nuts!

Post # 4
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16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Woodstock:  The “all intensive purposes” / “all intents and purposes” was the first one that sprang to my mind!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

“Alls I know” and “acrosst” (my FI says this and it drives me nuts!) are the two that pop into my head. I’m sure there are a lot more that I can’t think of! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Woodstock:  My Fi and I have had TWO whole playfully heated discussions about Bud vs Butt. He claims that Butt makes more sense because it’s like a dog nipping you in the butt and it hurts. As if that makes any sense!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also it drives me nuts when people say “I seen” instead of “I saw”. I have a very intelligent friend who has said this her whole life and everytime she does I just think “oh and you are so smart otherwise!”

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

should/could/would of vs. should/could/would have… argh! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

When I was really young I used to say “we’ll burn that bridge when we get to it” instead of “we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”.  My parents eventually explained the difference to me.  Tongue Out

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Woodstock:  “I could care less” irks me because it’s easy to see that makes no sense 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dad and I always say “no, I know”. This greatly annoys my mother, because it should be an agreement(“yes, I know”.

 

Example: Mother: “That’s not where the bike goes.”

Father: “No, I know.”

 

I have an English degree, I was a teacher, I know that it’s incorrect, but it’s just a phrase we’ve always said.

My dad calls a whisk a whisp, and always has. He thought if he googled Whisp, he would find a picture of a whisk (It took My brother, who is a chef, my mother, who is a baker, and I a long time to convince him it actually ended with the letter K.)

I also get annoyed when people mispronounce asked: “I axed him…”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AllieBee12:  Bah! I am always correcting that one! People also misuse the word ‘nothing’ and confuse it with ‘anything’ Example: “I don’t have nothing.” should be “I don’t have anything.”

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

One of my co-workers says “supposably” instead of “supposedly”. WTH? 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Woodstock:  “Could care less” drive me up a f***ing wall. And people will argue with me about it! “No, that’s right.” ARE YOU LISTENING TO WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

“Nip it in the butt” is hilarious!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RunnerBride13:  My fiance says ‘acrosst’ too and it drives me crazy!! 

Also, I’ve used the phrase ‘I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it’, but with the full knowledge of the meaning!

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