As usual work leads me to some pretty random finds on the internet and this time, I find I am pleasantly surprised. At first I wasn’t sure if this was an idea or if it had actually been done but then I quickly … Continue reading →
As most of you have heard Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of Lancôme. Lupita, now famous for her Academy Award winning performance in 12 Years A Slave, will now be added to the list of beauties Lancôme has worked with in the … Continue reading →
When is art no longer art? Is there a line and if there is a line what do you have to do to cross it? – Brian Steinhoff is definitely walking that blurred line between art and pornography some … Continue reading →
So it’s raining and so gloomy outside, I guess that means it’s an indoor kind of day, a friend passed along a mask to try. Grape Essence Mask by MJ Care (Minjin Cosmetics) a Korean based brand with a variety … Continue reading →
If you don’t already know I like creating and recreating and this go round I have my eyes set on DIY lip color using Crayola Crayons. Yes, that’s right crayons. Now before you get all, “oh, I’m not doing that” … Continue reading →
More often than not, mom and I find ourselves at the local antique shops peppered throughout our surrounding neighborhoods. It’s always a fun adventure, mom likes to dig through the old record crates seeking out hard to find recordings, while … Continue reading →
Get it right people!! This is a great post, most people walk around saying things the wrong way all the time. Well, now there are no excuses, there are a million and one posts like this one. Take a look and make sure you don’t look like a fool saying these 44 phrases wrong.
After my last post on “words you might not know you’ve been saying incorrectly,” a number of commenters posted that they often hear the same sense of malapropism applied to phrases. American English is full of idioms, as the language changes with everyday use, and these are just some of the phrases that vary by region, class and cultural background. All of them have become “accepted” over time, but many of them started out meaning something very different (see: #35). Some of them are just plain wrong and will be until the end of time (like #5). Others are just hilarious (#6).
Here are 44 common phrases that you might be saying or using wrong, some of which I weren’t clear on until researching this article (#34). Which common malapropisms or abused phrases bother you? Leave your own grammar pet peeves in the comments.