Espresso, of course!
This very common mispronunciation is a little pet peeve of mine.
And I just have to smile when people unknowingly do it,
including The Mister. :)
When I recently saw a list of common phrases that people
often say incorrectly, it was there! source
The first phrase is incorrect and the second one is the
proper way to say it.
2. I could care less vs. I couldn't care less. It means you do not care at all about the particular topic at hand.
3. One in the same vs. One and the same. It means that two things are the same.
4. You've got another thing coming vs. You've got another think coming. The incorrect phrase actually makes sense and is very commonly used. The correct phrase makes more sense if used in it's entirety, which is, "And if that is what you think, you've got another think coming."
5. Each one worse than the next vs. Each on worse than the last. No explanation needed, right?
6. On accident vs. By accident. You can do something on purpose but not on accident.
7. Statue of limitations vs. Statute of limitations. This clip from Seinfeld explains it best...
8. For all intensive purposes vs. For all intents and purposes. The correct phrase means that you are covering all possibilities and circumstances.
9. He did good vs. He did well. Well is an adverb. Good is an adjective. The dog runs well. He is a good dog.
10. Extract revenge vs. Exact revenge. Extract means suck out like extracting venom from a snake bite. Exact means to dish it out.
11. Old Timer's Disease vs. Alzheimer's Disease. Really? I've never heard anyone say this one. ha.
12. I'm giving you leadway vs. I'm giving you leeway. Leadway is not a word. Leeway is giving extra space and freedom.
Part 2 tomorrow!
Are you guilty of any of these common mistakes?
I am guilty of #4 and #8!