Results for - Even Smart People Make Mistakes -- These Are Phrases Many Misuse

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Years of school, countless essays and even spell check (maybe even BECAUSE of spell check) can't always catch these common mistakes. How many of these mistakes do you get caught committing?

1. Years of school, countless essays and even spell check (maybe even BECAUSE of spell check) can't always catch these common mistakes. How many of these mistakes do you get caught committing?

First-come, first-serve -- should be first-come, first-served
22%
378 votes
Prostrate cancer -- should be prostate
8%
142 votes
Sneak peak -- should be sneak peek
9%
153 votes
Deep-seeded -- should be deep-seated
11%
186 votes
Extract revenge -- should be exact revenge
5%
94 votes
I could care less -- should be I couldn't care less -- someone's personal favorite on this list, I'm sure!
25%
433 votes
Shoe-in -- should be shoo-in
11%
190 votes
Emigrated to -- should be emigrated from
6%
106 votes
All of them
8%
133 votes
None of them
42%
720 votes

2. How about from this list?

Slight of hand -- should be sleight of hand
19%
320 votes
Baited breath -- should be bated breath
12%
202 votes
Piece of mind -- should be peace of mind
11%
197 votes
Wet your appetite -- should be whet your appetitie
15%
251 votes
For all intensive purposes -- should for for all intents and purposes
11%
193 votes
One in the same -- should be one and the same
12%
198 votes
Make due -- should be make do
8%
135 votes
Peaked my interest -- should be piqued my interest
13%
229 votes
Case and point -- should be case in point
7%
126 votes
All of them
8%
136 votes
None of them
45%
768 votes

3. Yahoo Parenting has suggested banning these phrases from our everyday language. Of course, they are not suggesting actually banning anything--rather let's all stop using these overused and harmful phrases. How many of these do you agree should be banned?

Be a man
16%
272 votes
I'm so fat
18%
316 votes
That's for girls
17%
296 votes
That's gay
29%
501 votes
What a slut
26%
444 votes
That's ghetto
20%
351 votes
All should be banned
27%
465 votes
None should be banned
34%
589 votes
08/28/2015 Living 1718 43 By: ghahrem5

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