“For all intensive purposes…”

by Gee Why on November 27, 2012 · 8 comments

in Life, Pulp

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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  • http://theviewfromspace.net Adrian Bagayas

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

    • http://www.pulpconnection.net Gee Why

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

      • http://theviewfromspace.net Adrian Bagayas

        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.

      • http://www.pulpconnection.net Gee Why

        Not from an engineer BTW :)

  • http://faleafine.com NEENZ

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

    • http://www.pulpconnection.net Gee Why

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

  • http://theviewfromspace.net Adrian Bagayas

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

    • http://www.pulpconnection.net Gee Why

      Another good one!

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