you’re saying it wrong

On WritingI’ve pointed you to a similar article once before, but this one is longer and sometimes funnier. Funnier because some of these are so obviously wrong that I feel a pang of embarrassment knowing there are people out there saying the incorrect thing(s).

Regardless (see #17) of whether you’re a writer or not, you should read through these. Don’t get caught saying (or worse, writing) the wrong thing.

25 Common Phrases That You’re Saying Wrong
By Dominique Jackson  |

Being a freelance writer, I often find myself messing up common phrases. When I’m unsure, I do a quick Google search to make sure that what I’m writing is actually what I’m trying to say. This inspired me to come up with a list of common phrases that people frequently get wrong. Some of them aren’t completely our fault because the incorrect way of saying them has actually become the “norm”. But we’re still wrong.

Here’s my list of common phrases that you might be saying incorrectly. Don’t be embarrassed if you notice you use the incorrect phrase; we all do it.

Read the list here…


About Ash Martin
Ash Martin writes dark fantasy and horror, has a thing for classic monster legends, Nordic mythology, coffee, and sarcasm, and is currently working on multiple books.

4 Responses to you’re saying it wrong

  1. diannegray says:

    These are great, Dex. I had a friend recently who was taking about her husband who was doing something she wanted stopped. She said, ‘I’ll have to nip it in the butt.’ HAAAAAAAAAAA. I told her the word should be ‘BUD’, but she wouldn’t be convinced. She was sure it was ‘BUTT’. I’m using that from now on 😀

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  2. I take issue with the ‘stupid up North people using guyses’! That’s just bad grammar and not specific to a certain country or region. Not that I”m taking it personally or anything…LOL.

    I do have to say that number 4 got me. 🙂

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