Our husbands. How we love them. We owe them so much for supporting us in our endeavors. But Lord, have mercy! They brutalize the English language once in a while.
We don’t want to embarrass them, so we’re not naming names. But in honor of National Grammar Day, which was March 4, Barbara, Jordan and I are celebrating good grammar all week. Today, we share some of our husbands’ worst grammar offenses. Thankfully, we’ve managed to correct them over the years.
- Pacifically- “I pacifically asked you to stop by the grocery store on the way home.” A few raised eyebrows later, this has been corrected.
- Prostrate- “I have to go the doctor for a prostrate exam.” This husband was nearly sucker-punched and prostrate on the floor a time or two over this offense.
- Thilthy- “Jeb’s house is thilthy. It looks like wild animals live there.” No, we didn’t make this up.
- Prolly- “I’m prolly going to the driving range after work.” Like nails on a chalkboard, people.
- Supposably- “I’m supposably going to a lunch meeting tomorrow.” Um, no. It’s SUPPOSEDLY!
- Seen- “Where’s the remote? I seen it this morning.” Sometimes this girl thinks she’s married to a hillbilly.
- At- “Where is that store located at?” Between the “a” and the “t,” as our mothers used to say. We don’t end a sentence in a prepositional phrase!
- Irregardless- “Irregardless of what the weather is going to be, I’m going to run anyway.” Two negatives do not make a positive, darling.
What are some of the commonly misused words you’ve heard your loved ones say? Sound off in the comments.