30 most commonly misused phrases in the English language

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This is pretty funny! Haha


Lack toast and tolerant (instead of lactose intolerant)  

A doggie-dog world (instead of dog-eat-dog world)

Self -depreciating (instead of self-deprecating)


check the full list here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/most-misused-phrases-words-english-language-uk-revealed-to-be-pacific-a8098791.html

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butt naked lol :joy:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Short knicker 

Extreme end

Exclamated instead of Exclaimed :joy:

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Rose.Angelie wrote:
This is pretty funny! Haha
Lack toast and tolerant (instead of lactose intolerant) :joy:
A doggie-dog world (instead of dog-eat-dog world)
Self -depreciating (instead of self-deprecating)
check the full list here:
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/most-misused-phrases-words-english-language-uk-revealed-to-be-pacific-a8098791.html


 


Thanks for the hilarious share! I've still yet to figure out what eggcorns is supposed to be? For the longest, I always messed up deserts vs desserts. Now my mnemonic is, desserts is stressed, spelled backwards. 


Getting off scotch free just sounds sad - you should at least run off with a bottle of Johnnie Walker.

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Michelle.Batan wrote:
butt naked lol


Hahaha I'm guilty of this! lol


meifeng wrote:
I've still yet to figure out what eggcorns is supposed to be? For the longest, I always messed up deserts vs desserts. Now my mnemonic is, desserts is stressed, spelled backwards.


Eggcorns is the term for words or phrases that are used incorrectly. :)

And yeah me too, I always refer to "stressed" when I get confused with the dessert vs desert spelling. HAHAHA


For my personal list - back in highschool, I thought it's "laughing stuff" (for laughing stock). HAHAHA


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Ok, i have always been saying butt naked!!! 

But i can't believe people make some of the mistakes i saw on the list.  

Kevwe A.

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Not bragging... But I use all of these correctly I do however hear them lot of the time. 

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