Here's 5 Common Phrases People Get Wrong ALOT!

Do you know anyone who says "supposably" instead of "supposedly"?  The first one is wrong, so they look as dumb as Joey from "Friends".  But if you point it out, YOU feel like a jerk. 

  

  

 Here are five more common phrases we get wrong all the time . . .

  

  

 1.  "For all intensive purposes."  It's really "for all INTENTS and  purposes."  The other way is like saying, "for all these very thorough  purposes."  Which doesn't make sense.

  

  

 2.  "Nip it in the butt."  The correct phrase is "nip it in the BUD,"  like a flower bud.  The other way makes it sound like you want to BITE  someone's butt.

  

  

 3.  "One in the same."  If you say it like that, it doesn't make  sense.  The real phrase is, "one AND the same," which means two things  are alike.

  

  

 4.  "Case and point."  The correct way to say it is, "case IN point."  It's like saying, "Here's an example of the point I'm trying to make."

  

  

 5.  "I could care less."  If you say it like that, you're really saying  you DO care about something.  The correct phrase is, "I COULDN'T care  less."

  

  

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