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Bad News: You've Been Saying These 18 Words And Phrases Wrong For Your Entire Life

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You may or may not have heard the term "eggcorn" before.

For those who haven't, an "eggcorn" (also known as a malapropism) is a commonly misheard/misspoken/misspelled word or phrase where the similar-sounding incorrect version is at least as widely used as the correct version.

Eggcorns are named after what is perhaps the most well-known example of this phenomenon: the way many people pronounce the word "acorn" despite the fact that there's neither an "e" nor a "g" in the word.

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So I'm curious โ€” how many of these common words or phrases have you been saying wrong all your life?

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Before you get started, you should know that this is NOT a trivia quiz and you will not be receiving points for correct answers. Each question is a POLL, and the intent is to see if the eggcorns are more commonly used than the correct word or phrase, so don't cheat. Oh, and the correct answer will be revealed after each question.

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The original phrase is...

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(Though both versions are now accepted.)

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The correct term is...

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