Post # 1
I’m not necessarily talking about posters on the bee… but lately I’ve noticed a lot of phrases and words being said incorrectly. Most of the time this creates new phrases and new words 🙂 Share the ones you hear below!!!!
People say… instead of….
“Nip in the butt”… “Nip in the bud”
“Make ends means”… “Make ends meet”
“Judgy”… “Judgemental” <— this one drives me nuts!
“All intensive purposes”… “All intents and purposes”
“Could care less”… “Couldn’t care less”
Post # 3
“play it by year” instead of “play it by ear”.
Also, irregardless is not a word. That one drives me nuts!
Post # 4
@Woodstock: The “all intensive purposes” / “all intents and purposes” was the first one that sprang to my mind!
Post # 5
“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
@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
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
should/could/would of vs. should/could/would have… argh!
Post # 9
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.
Post # 10
@Woodstock: “I could care less” irks me because it’s easy to see that makes no sense
Post # 11
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
@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
One of my co-workers says “supposably” instead of “supposedly”. WTH?
Post # 14
@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
“Nip it in the butt” is hilarious!
Post # 16
@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!