I was composing a tweet recently and typed, “All the rage”
And then I had to stop and Google whether or not it’s all the rage or all the rave.
From what I could find, the first is the correct version.
And my critique partner pointed out that it’s not “another thing coming” but actually, “another think coming.”
Huh. Who woulda known?
These little errors got me thinking of all the words I mix up…
Like how up until fifth grade, I honestly thought those cement things that separate the grass from the street were called curves. To my defense, curve makes more sense than curb.
And ornaments? No, really? You means there’s no D? I totally called them ordermints throughout all my formative years.
Every time John Elton’s Tiny Dancer came on the radio, I’d sing…
Hold me closer, Tony Danzaaaaa.
I really wish I were kidding.
I know. It doesn’t make nearly as much a sense as curves. I guess I thought John Elton was a big fan of Who’s the Boss.
Up until about four years ago, my cousin, who is now a senior in high school, thought meteorologists were talking about the windshield factor instead of the wind chill factor. (This is just one of the many reasons why I love her.)
So it seems I’m not the only person who botches words. Surely, my cousin and I are not alone….
Let’s Talk: What words and phrases and song lyrics have come out of your mouth incorrectly?
For your entertainment, here are some hilariously botched song lyrics from the movie 27 Dresses (warning: this takes place in a bar and a female body part is mentioned, so if either of these are offensive, stay clear)
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