There’s a certain feeling that comes from hearing that something you absolutely believed to be true is actually wrong—say, that the ’90s were 20 years ago. That’s how we felt when someone told us that the phrase “another thing coming” was actually “another think coming.” Kinda earth-shattering, don’t you think? So of course, we needed to find out more about what else we could possibly be saying incorrectly. Here are 11 other common phrases you too, might be getting wrong.
The wrong way: For all intensive purposes
The right way: For all intents and purposes
Not all purposes are intense.
The wrong way: By in large
The right way: By and large
Though when we hit up Costco, we have been known to “buy in large.”
The wrong way: One in the same
The right way: One and the same
When in doubt, use “and.” (See above.)