50 Common Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly

Many of the mispronounced or misspelled versions of our everyday expressions make some kind of sense and are understandable mistakes ...


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Many of the mispronounced or misspelled versions of our everyday expressions make some kind of sense and are understandable mistakes …

Common Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly:

Incorrect: No pain, no game

Correct: No pain, no gain

 

Incorrect: Two peas in a pot

Correct: Two peas in a pod

 

Incorrect:. Conversating

Correct: Conversing

 

Incorrect: Scotch free and Scott free

Correct: Scot free

 

Incorrect: I made a complete 360 degree change in my life.

Correct: I made a complete 180 degree change in my life.

 

Incorrect: Right off the back

Correct: Right off the bat

 

Incorrect: Piece of quiet

Correct: Peace and quiet

 

Incorrect: Curl up in the feeble position

Correct: Curl up in the fetal position

 

Incorrect: Phase

Correct: Faze

 

Incorrect: Ghost is clear.

Correct: Coast is clear.

 

Incorrect: Global warning

Correct: Global warming

 

Incorrect: Hone in

Correct: Home in

 

Incorrect: Brother in laws

Correct: Brothers-in-law

 

Incorrect: Rest to sure, everything is fine.

Correct: Rest assured, everything is fine.

 

Incorrect: Chester drawers

Correct: Chest of drawers

 

Incorrect: Point of you

Correct: Point of view

 

Incorrect: Warshing machine

Correct: Washing machine

 

Incorrect: Suppository of information

Correct: Repository of information

 

Incorrect: Fall by the waste side

Correct: Fall by the wayside

 

Incorrect: Circumvent the globe

Correct: Circumnavigate the globe

 

Incorrect: Self-depreciating

Correct: Self-deprecating

 

Incorrect: Escape goat

Correct: Scapegoat

 

Incorrect: Nipped it the butt.

Correct: Nipped in the bud.

 

Incorrectcould care less.

Correctcouldn’t care less.

 

Incorrect: For all intensive purposes

CorrectFor all intents and purposes

 

Incorrect: One in the same

CorrectOne and the same

 

Incorrect: You’ve got another thing coming.

CorrectYou’ve got another think coming.

 

Incorrect: Could of, should of

CorrectCould have, should have

 

Incorrect: By purpose, on accident

CorrectOn purpose, by accident

 

Incorrect: Each one worse than the next.

CorrectEach one worse than the last.

 

Incorrect: Statue of limitations

CorrectStatute of limitations

 

Incorrect: Slight of hand

CorrectSleight of hand

 

Incorrect: Wet your appetite

CorrectWhet your appetite

 

Incorrect: He did good.

CorrectHe did well.

 

Incorrect: Extract revenge

CorrectExact revenge

 

Incorrect: Plead the fifth

CorrectTake the fifth

 

Incorrect: [Some person] and myself

Correct:  [Some person] and me, [Some person] and I

 

Incorrect: All-timer’s disease

CorrectAlzheimer’s Disease

 

Incorrect: I’m giving you leadway.

CorrectI’m giving you leeway.

 

Incorrect: Aks

CorrectAsk

 

Incorrect: What’s your guyses opinion?

CorrectWhat’s your opinion, guys?

 

Incorrect: Waiting on

CorrectWaiting for

 

Incorrect: Play it by year

CorrectPlay it by ear

 

Incorrect: Expresso

CorrectEspresso

 

Incorrect: Momento

CorrectMemento

 

Incorrect: Old wise tale

CorrectOld wives tale

 

Incorrect: Lip sing

CorrectLip sync

 

Incorrect: Irregardless

CorrectRegardless

 

Incorrect: Sorta

CorrectSort of


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