6/07/2007

Some Ground Rules...


OK, for those of you who think it's "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes", I'm gonna let it slide.

However, I'm afraid if you think it's "for all in tents and porpoises", we're gonna have a problem.

11 comments:

Big Orange (a.k.a. "Uncle Moonpie") said...

I think one time I saw a dildo with a lil' add on in the shape of a bottle-nosed dolphin.

Valerie said...

I laugh to myself when I hear people say, "irregardless."

Chris said...

Val- Oh man! I love that! And the people who use it think they're sounding really smart.

Beth said...

You're wrong. It's definitely "all in tents and porpoises." Like everytone gets "it's a moo point" wrong. What are they teaching y'all up north?

Cute Flipper.

Skylers Dad said...

I knew somebody who always said "It's a mute point"

Wish I would have had a mute button to use on them.

vikkitikkitavi said...

What about the myriad of coo-coo ways people say "various and sundry"?

Zed said...

It's the people who get the basics wrong who really drive me crazy. Like those who write:

I have to brothers.
That is to funny.

These are the basics of English, people! To, too, two. My nerves ... sorry, editors tend to overreact about these things.

The Boob Lady said...

I, too, am also always searching for typos, grammar, and spelling errors.

Thank you Chris, for bringing this to light.

'Bubbles' said...

Irregardless.... thanks Valarie. That one really bugs me!

My annoying neighbor spoke of the 'wholesale price for land' the other day....

huh? Does the 'Maker' give good discounts to certain folk????

Big Orange (a.k.a. "Uncle Moonpie") said...

Where's the link to GEWS for GESUS?? We need that in here.

Megan said...

Years ago I started saying for all intensive purposes to make fun of people and now I can never remember which one's right without thinking for a few seconds. Let that be a lesson to you.

Personally, my pet peeve is "as per." "As" is implicit in the whole "per" thing, that's why they invented it.