Common Phrases People Get Wrong All The Time

Are you saying it wrong? put together a list of common phrases people get wrong all the time. Here are six that some people don’t know . . .


It’s pronounced ES-presso, not EX-presso.  You’ve probably heard that one before, but people still get it wrong.  There are three “S’s” in the word, but not a single “X”.

A lot of people say “for all INTENSIVE purposes.”  But it’s really “for all INTENTS and purposes.”



Saying your life took “a total three-sixty ” is wrong.  You probably mean a “one-eighty.”  If you turned 360 degrees, you’d be back where you started.



A lot of people say “BUTT naked,” which is okay.  But “BUCK naked” was the original term.  No one’s sure where it came from though.


The phrase “nip it in the butt” is wrong.  It’s “nip it in the BUD.”  As in a weed you should cut before it grows anymore.