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 ...


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.

Incorrect: I could care less.

Correct: I couldn't care less.

Incorrect: For all intensive purposes

Correct: For all intents and purposes

Incorrect: One in the same

Correct: One and the same

Incorrect: You've got another thing coming.

Correct: You've got another think coming.

Incorrect: Could of, should of

Correct: Could have, should have

Incorrect: By purpose, on accident

Correct: On purpose, by accident

Incorrect: Each one worse than the next.

Correct: Each one worse than the last.

Incorrect: Statue of limitations

Correct: Statute of limitations

Incorrect: Slight of hand

Correct: Sleight of hand

Incorrect: Wet your appetite

Correct: Whet your appetite

Incorrect: He did good.

Correct: He did well.

Incorrect: Extract revenge

Correct: Exact revenge

Incorrect: Plead the fifth

Correct: Take the fifth

Incorrect: [Some person] and myself

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

Incorrect: All-timer's disease

Correct: Alzheimer's Disease

Incorrect: I'm giving you leadway.

Correct: I'm giving you leeway.

Incorrect: Aks

Correct: Ask

Incorrect: What's your guyses opinion?

Correct: What's your opinion, guys?

Incorrect: Waiting on

Correct: Waiting for

Incorrect: Play it by year

Correct: Play it by ear

Incorrect: Expresso

Correct: Espresso

Incorrect: Momento

Correct: Memento

Incorrect: Old wise tale

Correct: Old wives tale

Incorrect: Lip sing

Correct: Lip sync

Incorrect: Irregardless

Correct: Regardless

Incorrect: Sorta

Correct: Sort of


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