I am from the south. I habitually drop some of the worst grammar and slang…ever. I ain’t judging. I walk around talking like I ain’t got no sense. I live in a glass house and should not throw stones. But I’m fixin to thoe some rocks anyway. (yes, I meant to say thoe)
Here are my nominees for the “Slangtastic Hall of Fame”:
- Just sayin’
- A whole nother
- What the?
- Are you being haive?
- You might oughta
- For sell
I plead guilty. This is so far ingrained in my vernacular that I don’t know how I would stop saying it…just sayin’.
Start listening up and you will hear this on tv, at the office, everywhere. Sample sentence: “Kent, why would you stay in this lane when there’s a whole nother lane going faster?”
This is a nice way of saying WTF and I say it so often that my kids are now walking around saying “what the?”.
This time of the year my family is constantly asking children if “they are being haive” because if you are not “being haive” then Santa will not visit.
I say this allofthetime. If you want to sound educated, you might want to avoid this combination of words. If you want to sound sophisticated, you definitely ought to. Sample sentence: “You might oughta turn off the engine before changing the spark plugs.”
It’s the library, people.
If you are selling something then it’s for sale.
Here are my nominees for the “We Got Grammar Hall of Fame”:
- All intensive purposes
- Mute point
- Another words
I love it when people drop this one. The actual phrase is “all intents and purposes”.
The chicken may have crossed the road, but did so by walking across it, duh.
It is “moot point”. Hilarious.
Too many people are being “congradulated” for graduating from high school. I once saw “Congradulations Grads” on a cake and I laughed so hard I wet my pants.
When you attempt to restate yourself or rephrase what you heard, you can preface it by saying “in other words.” The phrase is not “another words.”
If you meant to say “supposedly” then stop saying supposably.
This is not a word and you should not use it if you want to be taken seriously. However, it has gained wide enough use to qualify as a word.
Smarties, I’ll leave you with this…bad grammar gone wild: “My heart feels exspecially broken after he supposably went out with his friends. Irregardless of what he says, I know he’s cheating on me and he should be ashamed of hisself.”
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