Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • hi out there in YouTube land i'mDrew

  • Badger and in this video we're going to

  • cover nine phrases that are commonly

  • misused by both native speakers and

  • english learners

  • the first one is coming down the pike

  • and this is often misheard and misused

  • as coming down the pipe people will hear

  • this is not coming down the pipe because

  • maybe coming down the pike doesn't make

  • a lot of sense to many people but the

  • expression refers to a truck or

  • something coming down a Turnpike which

  • is a word for just a large road and

  • often this is a toll road but anyway

  • we're talking about something that is

  • describing a future thing or what's

  • coming very soon so to use this

  • correctly you're saying that something

  • is coming down the pike when you're

  • talking about the future next people

  • often say I could care less about an

  • expression when what they really mean is

  • I couldn't care less if you say I could

  • care less and this just means what what

  • people are trying to say anyway is that

  • they don't care about something at all

  • but this is just a common way of

  • expressing that basically you're saying

  • that you care about something so little

  • like this tiny amount if anything that

  • you could not care about it even less so

  • you care about it to such a low degree

  • or such a low level that you can't care

  • about it less or even more so it sounds

  • kind of like a weird thing but people

  • often use this in conversations even

  • native speakers they will say I could

  • care less which actually means you still

  • have really to care less about that

  • thing so the correct way of using this

  • is I couldn't care less about this so i

  • couldn't care less about what I wear

  • every day for work I couldn't care less

  • so for me maybe I work at home on my

  • computer I can sit in my underwear or I

  • could wear a business suit it doesn't

  • matter so I couldn't care less about

  • what I where I couldn't care less

  • next this is an interesting one to

  • circumvent the globe what people are

  • actually trying to say is to

  • circumnavigate the globe when you

  • circumvent something both of these have

  • the idea of circles so traveling around

  • something circumvent and circumnavigate

  • but to circumvent means to get around

  • something typically a problem that you

  • might have like I'm trying to circumvent

  • my boss at work maybe he's a

  • like stopping me from doing something I

  • want to do so i have to go to a higher

  • level than him at work but to

  • circumnavigate the globe means you're

  • actually traveling around something as

  • opposed to you're trying to like get

  • around the earth like it's an obstacle

  • so you want to circumnavigate the globe

  • where the Earth's as opposed to

  • circumvent it next this is a really

  • common thing that people mistake and

  • this is to pique your interest but we're

  • not talking about the peak like the peak

  • of a mountain or talking about peaking

  • like you're peeking through a keyhole in

  • a door we're talking about to peak and

  • to actually be interested

  • so when you're talking about this in

  • conversations there's really no

  • difference because all of these words

  • piqué piqué and piqué they have the

  • same pronunciation but when you're

  • writing these things you actually want

  • to use it correctly

  • often when people will be using these

  • mistakes in their conversations again it

  • doesn't matter because you can't hear

  • anything you can't hear the difference

  • but when you writing it

  • people read that and think wow this

  • person really doesn't know what they're

  • talking about

  • so when you're getting your interest

  • piqued by something it means you're

  • you're increasing your interest in

  • something maybe you see something really

  • interesting and you're looking at that

  • you're captivated by that thing it is

  • piquing your interest and use the

  • correct spelling with that when you

  • write pique pique next to jibe with to

  • jive with something to drive with just

  • means you find it agreeable so it's

  • something you agree with something you

  • have no problem with you jive with a

  • particular thing like maybe like a

  • presidential example maybe like you jive

  • with what Donald Trump says are you

  • don't jive at all with what Donald Trump

  • has to say or his belief but this is

  • often confused with jive with and when

  • people are speaking in a conversational

  • casual way they will often use these

  • things very quickly to jive with to jive

  • with to jive with I really jag with his

  • views next to nip something in the bud

  • but people often say this as to nip it

  • in the butt

  • so they're saying but like dutt like you

  • know your butt as opposed to a but which

  • is thinking about like the bud on a

  • plant if you think about a problem

  • that's happening you don't want the

  • problem to get big and become really

  • difficult to solve so you want to nip

  • it in the bud just like trying to

  • destroy a whole plant or a whole long

  • branch it's much easier to do it when it

  • is a small but so if you can think about

  • nipping something like taking a small

  • cut just like you're a gardener and

  • pulling the little buds off of a plant

  • before they become large it's the same

  • idea of destroying a problem or ending a

  • problem before it becomes too big to nip

  • something in the bud to give something

  • in the bud next for all intents and

  • purposes for all intents and purposes

  • now this is an interesting phrase

  • because really intent and purpose mean

  • the same thing but this is just a common

  • expression that describes well for all

  • the reasons we want to do something or

  • for all the reasons that something might

  • happen but what people will often say is

  • for all intensive purposes now this is a

  • different way obviously you're

  • pronouncing something a little bit

  • different but it changes the meaning of

  • it so instead of intent and purposes

  • you're talking about intensive purposes

  • which is like really strong purposes

  • which doesn't really make much sense

  • so if you're using this be sure to use

  • it correctly for all intense and

  • purposes for all intents and purposes

  • next this is another common one that's

  • misused by people self-deprecating vs

  • self-depreciating now to depreciate

  • something this is the opposite of

  • appreciate where were maybe thinking

  • about reducing the value of something so

  • it kind of makes sense in the situation

  • but we're talking about self-deprecating

  • which is actually the word when you

  • maybe you tell a joke about yourself or

  • say something bad about yourself like

  • wow my hair is looking really bad or

  • like my ears are too big so you're kind

  • of taking the opportunity to to maybe

  • humble yourself a little bit with

  • self-deprecating humor or to say

  • something that is self-deprecating to be

  • careful when you're writing these things

  • because often like the spell checker

  • you'll be using when you're maybe typing

  • something it will