13 Linguistic Errors That Fill You With Rage

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Answer: No you bloody well can’t. But you can have whatever you like.

2.

You mean case in point.

3.

Could have. HAVE. It’s really not that difficult.

4.

It’s an espresso. Amazingly, even baristas get this wrong a lot of the time.

5.

The phrase you’re looking for is “for all intents and purposes.” If you stopped to think for a second, you’d realise that “intensive purposes” clearly makes no sense.

6.

You don’t know anything. Please try to avoid double negatives in future.

7.

When you say “literally” it means something you’re describing something exactly as it happened. So please don’t say, “I literally died”, because you didn’t.

8.

It’s en route. It’s French, you see.

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Perhaps you meant regardless? Irregardless isn’t a word, as fun as it is to say.

10.

The word you’re looking for there is specifically.

11.

Are you sure you don’t mean wreak havoc?

12.

Random doesn’t mean weird. It means “without definite aim, direction, rule, or method.” Your night out was not “OMG so random”.

13.

Some + thing = something. It ends with a G. You really should have grasped this by now.

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