21 comments to 25 phrases that you’re saying wrong
I’m not sure if people have “disliked” this post. I’m hoping it’s because they’re upset that people in this country actually need this chart. It’s mind-boggling to me that people are actually saying these things wrong (I’ve seen the phase/faze one way too often online but have never run across the others.)
Yeah, well apparently I’ve been using that one wrong too. I always thought electricity was phase, but now I know we’ve got three faze power here.
I thumbed it down because only the world’s biggest idiots would say things like “Old Timer’s Disease”, so the chart was pretty worthless. Also, if you are going to call people out for saying phrases incorrectly, you should know what a phrase is. Hint: “Espresso” and “Memento” are NOT phrases (nor were a number of others!) I also agree with Kathy’s post below.
25 Common Phrases That You’re Saying Incorrectly — think about it.
should of versus should have. imho, the most egregious of all.
This list is about phrases that are being SAID wrong, right? Explain to me the difference between saying Scott or Scot. Aye, is it when you say the latter with a Scottish accent, lassie?
Then Phase/Faze shouldn’t be a part of this list either. Just because the list says “saying” doesn’t mean that doesn’t also include typing.
You’re correct. Phase/Faze shouldn’t be a part of the list either because it is a list of things being “said” wrong.
Very helpful list that I’m forwarding to my family/friends. Don’t say the phrases wrong, and you won’t look silly.
That’s all from me today. I’m going to make like a tree, and head out.
Ha ha ha, I see what you did here
#4 is stupid and makes no sense, even with the supposed explanation, #9 and #14 are fine both ways, and #11 is just a stupid pun.
Yes, of all the phrases, number four is the only one they have written the other way round, which doesn’t does not help the case they were trying to make. ‘You’ve got another thing coming’ is the correct phrase; e.g. “If you think I’m going to pick you up from a gas station in the middle of nowhere at four in the morning then you’ve got another thing coming.” ‘Another think coming’ is I assume something that people say by mistake, but I haven’t seen or heard it.
I looked it up last night and discovered ‘think’ is correct. Of course when I say it either way, it sounds practically the same.
I would have thought ‘thing’ was correct. That’s how I’ve always heard or said it. Never ‘think’.
To me, they both seem correct, depending on context, although I’ve always seen/heard it as “think”.
People actually say some of those “25 Common Phrases” that way? I’ll admit never having heard “another think coming” before (“thing” still makes more sense to me), but come on. “One in the same”? “Conversating”? “Feeble position”?
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Huh. I learned something. I figured “Extract revenge” would be correct, even though I guess I sorta ( ) knew the verb definition of “exact”. I guess I never thought about it though.
But you could “extract” revenge from someone else by being an a-hole to them.
People don’t know what these phrases are supposed to be because they don’t read books.
The more you read, the fewer spelling and grammar (and phrase) mistakes you make.
Reading the internet and magazines doesn’t count. It needs to be written works that are actually professionally edited.
Are you actually suggesting that magazines are not professionally edited, and books are immune to error?