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Commonly Misheard Phrases . . . That Actually Make Sense Both Ways?

If someone is on the verge of being “canceled,” are they getting a BAD RAP or a BAD REP?  That’s one example of a commonly misheard phrase that actually works both ways, which blurs the notion of what is “correct.”

A website has compiled a bunch of these, and here they are, with the ORIGINAL phrase FIRST . . . and then the misheard version, which also kinda works:

1.  Coleslaw . . . Cold slaw

2.  Exact revenge . . . Extract revenge

3.  Happy as a clam . . . Happy as a clown

4.  Last-ditch effort . . . Last-stitch effort

5.  Alzheimer’s disease . . . Old-timer’s disease

6.  Deep-seated . . . Deep-seeded

7.  Take for granted . . . Take for granite

8.  Bald-faced lie . . . Bold-faced lie

9.  Coming down the pike . . . Coming down the pipe

10.  Whet your appetite . . . Wet your appetite

And it was originally bad RAP, not bad REP.



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