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: 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: Ghost is clear.
Correct: Coast is clear.
Incorrect: Global warning
Correct: Global warming
Incorrect: Hone in
Correct: Home in
Incorrect: Brother in laws
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: Escape goat
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: 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: Old wise tale
Correct: Old wives tale
Incorrect: Lip sing
Correct: Lip sync
Correct: Sort of