/ Common sayings that are wrong or butchered #161
Like a ton of granite? But yeah, I know what you mean. Like when someone says "I could care less". When they really mean they COULDN'T care less.I was listening to some folks talking and realized how many people confuse or butcher certain sayings. In some cases, I guess it might be regional differences in common sayings.
Here's an example, "Take it for granted" or do you say, "Take it for granite"?
There are a ton of other examples.
Agreed that language evolves over time, particularly slang. Some of the stuff we learned in high school sounds stuffy today...for example when referring to something not gender-specific the old way would be "if he or she wants to", which now is generally stated as "if they want to". Of course these days there are those who identify as non-binary (whatever that means) and wish to be referred to as they, but I'm not going there.Words change over time and wife and I live in Virginia. "Ain't" now is acceptable. I cringe when people say I "seen" a deer (cat, dog, etc.). Most people use double negatives: Ain't got no, done got, etc.
I always thought "grab" was rude when used to obtain, but it's used in ads: "grab a Pepsi".
Cars to me are either new or used. A used car now is pre-owned or new to me.
People here have funny expressions like if something doesn't work, it "Ain't got no do right" or "won't do a Susie".