Terms that trip you up

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  1. D_Tintagel_Demondong

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    Two rules:

    1. You first answer the question above.
    2. You then post your own term that trips you up.


    I'll start:

    Is it "half assed" or "half fast"?
     
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    Half assed.

    For all intents and purposes or for all intensive purposes?
     
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    Intents, darling.

    Is it half of one or six dozen of the other?
     
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    Six of one or half dozen of the other.

    Chimney or chimley?
     
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    how about "couldn't care less" as opposed to "could care less" ! LOL
     
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    I couldn't care less. (I generally say, "I don't give a shit!)

    "Would of" as opposed to "would've"?
     
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    This thread will end up driving me as crazy as all these kinds of mis-statements do.

    But isn't that a horse from a different drugstore?
     
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    Irregardless of your mental stability Nick, the thread will go on.
     
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    Horse of a different color, dear :wink:

    And backing up.. I always thought it was "six to one, half a dozen to the other"

    can't think of any new ones
     
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    And we all know how dicey that is. :wink:

    But I am curious; mellow.
     
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    Lol. That makes no sense at all!
    No, wait it does when you think about it. But I've never heard it before.

    How about "by no means" when they mean "by all means"?
     
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    If they used "not by any means" (not many do) they could easily see their mistake.

    Wreck havoc or wreak havoc?
     
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    sex and violins
     
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    No. That train has sailed.

    Great example, especially since the latter--and incorrect--usage seems to be more common when speaking depreciatively.
     
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    Irregardless is not a word
     
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    It most certainly is....
     
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    No, darling, it isn't.

    You're thinking of irrespective. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good one, V. Excellent, in fact. :biggrin1:
     
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    sure it is... it might be a broken word but it is a word.


    Irregardless............. not regardless:cool:
     
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