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“For all intensive purposes…”

Hold up, did I just see that phrase used seriously? Seriously?! “For all intensive purposes” – you know you’re in trouble when the Urban Dictionary has a definition.

Nonsense, it means nothing. Its what people say when they really mean to say “for all intents and purposes”.

Should I even care this erroneous phrase was used? It’s just a mute point right? 😉

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8 Responses to “For all intensive purposes…”

  1. Adrian Bagayas November 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    You’ve been taking notes during our meetings again eh?

    • Gee Why November 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      Ha, actually this was before the meeting! I was waiting for an opportunity during the meeting to bust out this mangled phrase.

      • Adrian Bagayas November 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

        It pains me listening to our “highly educated” workforce using phrases such as these. However, I must add that engineers were never known for their linguistic prowess.

      • Gee Why November 28, 2012 at 8:10 am #

        Not from an engineer BTW 🙂

  2. NEENZ November 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Ha! I was going to comment to tell you to correct your headline. 🙂

    • Gee Why November 28, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks 😉 I think I have to use this phrase strategically to have fun with people.

  3. Adrian Bagayas December 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Just saw a comment to an Engadget article “… Rather insulting to say one takes presidents over another.” 🙂

    • Gee Why December 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

      Another good one!

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