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..."to all intensive purposes..."

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BelfastBloke Fri 17-Sep-10 06:15:52

Anyone notice this yesterday in a thread?

I kept waiting for a pedant to jump in, but you didn't.

What are some other comedy mishearings?

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Sep-10 16:36:47

Exact quote was, "They feed the children at 3pm with a hot meal and for all intensive purposes, it's dinner."

pushmepullyou Fri 17-Sep-10 16:41:07

I quite like these sorts of mishearings. I've seen a few of them recently and they always make me smile.

Loose/lose on the other hand....

PrinceRogersNelson Fri 17-Sep-10 16:53:03

My DH says 'fraudulent slip' which I quite like.

hackingandhewing Fri 17-Sep-10 16:54:57

My DH says "don't label the point" which is just irritating.

Barbeasty Fri 17-Sep-10 17:02:54

Battering eyelids, and click vs clique.

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Sep-10 18:50:33

Battering eyelids! Brilliant

loopyloops Fri 17-Sep-10 18:51:31

Love it!

fluffles Fri 17-Sep-10 18:52:35

those kind of mistakes (chest of draw) make me wonder if people never read, because anybody who has read enough would have come across these phrases written, but then again i read all the time and still can't spell reliably blush

Easywriter Fri 17-Sep-10 18:53:36


(to all of these things!)

Thank goodness for threads like this one so that my head need not explode!

TeamEdward Fri 17-Sep-10 18:53:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

juneybean Fri 17-Sep-10 18:55:15

cutting your nose despite your face....

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Sep-10 18:56:37

No, not the same thing. I think it's perfectly fine for different nationalities to have different pronunciations of things, and different spellings. The languages evolve in different ways.

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Sep-10 18:57:18

nice one, juneybean!

frakkinnakkered Fri 17-Sep-10 19:03:34

Arrrrgh I hate it when people pronounce it like that but to WRITE it.....

<scrubs eyes with bleach>

Sometimes they can be quite cute though - I had a student say he 'rules the roof' today.

Deux Fri 17-Sep-10 19:03:56

Sliver/slither just makes me chortle.

Ooooh, just a little slither of cheese/cake whatever. grin I always want to scream, SNAKES SLITHER YOU IDIOT.

I am sick of reading otherwise cogent posts that say something like 'well, I keep his homework in a special draw'. <thud>

I really want to post and say 'don't you mean DRAW-ER, there's an -er on the end for goodness sake'

Agree that I can only assume that these people don't read very much or perhaps they think that it's the rest of us that have made the mistake.

But hey, my grammar isn't perfect, but draw for drawer just sets my teeth on edge.

MidnightsChild Fri 17-Sep-10 19:08:18

Oh I really need one of those emoticons that you get on MSN of someone laughing so hard they are on the floor grin

I soooooo enjoyed those, but only because they made me feel less of a sad bint for caring so much about spelling and grammar and speaking proper ...

Deux Fri 17-Sep-10 19:16:28

When my DH was once commenting on my behaviour shall we say, he called me a GORGONZOLA. It went something like 'deux, you are behaving like a gorgonzola'. grinHe meant gorgon.

I very nearly PMSL what with the weak pelvic floor.

ThatDamnDog Fri 17-Sep-10 19:16:41

This thread has made me shudder and laugh in equal proportion ... cringeing and snurking all at once.

Putting things away in "draws" has to be the worst one, surely? Urgh, it makes me want to poke my own eyes out.

thedollyridesout Fri 17-Sep-10 19:27:17

A toddler in 'toe' - that's one of mine!

treacletart Fri 17-Sep-10 19:30:35

I read estate agents details of a "pedal stool wash basin" the other day.

MsHighwater Fri 17-Sep-10 19:34:38

I've seen, more than once, "rest bite care"!!!

fluffles Fri 17-Sep-10 19:35:27

no!!!! seriously??? OMG!

detoxdiva Fri 17-Sep-10 19:49:47

A work colleague took a day off because it was her dd's insect day at school grin

loopyloops Fri 17-Sep-10 21:16:52


<pictures beetle drive in school hall, all teachers rolling for the legs...>

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