(Closed) On Accident vs. By Accident

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which do you use?
    By accident : (40 votes)
    47 %
    On accident : (16 votes)
    19 %
    Accidentally : (27 votes)
    31 %
    Other (please explain below) : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    By.

    Post # 4
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    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    lol I have never thought about it before! 

    If its grammatically correct, Im all about it! lol

    Post # 5
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I use by accident and accidentally, on accident sounds weird to me

    Post # 6
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    By or accidentally. I was one of the few who stayed awake in English class when I was younger.

    Post # 7
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    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I say on!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    Bee
    12157 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    I think I say “on.”  I’m from rural East Texas, so a lot of things I say are regional.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    Buzzing bee

    I say “by accident.” My bf says “on accident” and I always call him out on it.

    Post # 12
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Um…I use whatever I end up using! I think I’ve actually used all 3! lol.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    by accident.

    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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve never ever heard “on accident” before!!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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.

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