The Most Commonly Mispronounced Phrases Of All Time

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We all have heard phrases said wrong. Whether people say, "I could care less," or when they say, "literally" about something that is not at all literal. But it turns out, there are a bunch of phrases that we have been mispronouncing. Check out some of our favorites below!

1. Nip it in the butt vs Nip it in the bud

When someone says they are going to 'nip it in the bud', it means they are going to do something and get it over with quickly and efficiently.

Somewhere along the line the word 'bud' became 'butt' and entered the mainstream vocabulary, but this doesn't make sense as a sentence. 

2. Hunger pains vs Hunger pangs

While both of these phrases mean the same thing - the individual is experiencing tension in their lower abdomen associated with hunger - 'pangs' is the correct way to finish that sentence.

3. You've got another thing coming vs You've got another think coming 

'To have another think coming' means 'to be greatly mistaken' and is the correct form of this sentence. 

The phrase 'you've got another thing coming' is incorrect. 

4. For all intents and purposes vs For all intensive purposes 

For all intents and purposes means in every practical sense or virtually. 

Many people say for all intensive purposes. Not only is it the wrong phrase, it also doesn't make grammatical sense.

5. One in the same vs One and the same

By saying something is 'one and the same' you're effectively saying the two things you're talking about are identical. 

'One in the same' is just another eggcorn, with the phrase implying the exact same thing but not being grammatically correct.

So how many do YOU say incorrect? Click here to read more. 

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