Category Archive for: ‘Idiomatic Expressions’

Football Idioms


English is packed with idioms taken from sports. This post looks at football idioms.

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Ten Commonly Mis-expressed Expressions


Most common expressions get passed down orally. We hear them at a young age, and they work their way into …

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“By Accident” or “On Accident”?


I just received this email:

My two adult daughters and my husband and I have been going round and round on this one for many years now. He and I have always said “by accident,” while my daughters and most of their age group tend to say “on accident.” I know this is incorrect, because it just is, but what’s the official word on this usage? Is it just a generational thing? Thanks for any insight.” ~Ramona

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Origins of “My Bad”


What do we make of the expression, “my bad”?

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