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liking someone’s post on accident

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do you feel bad unliking it
 

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Had a missus, she was "on the airport", "on the bus stop". She'd be on anything. (She was a sexy minx).

What is it with the confusion with 'on' and 'at'?

"on accident". Boggles my mind.
I’ve never heard the phrase “at accident”. Some Americans say “by accident”. “On accident” sounds weird to them too. Just one of those quirks of language.
 

Ionian

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I’ve never heard the phrase “at accident”. Some Americans say “by accident”. “On accident” sounds weird to them too. Just one of those quirks of language.

Ah 'by' would be correct as well, I mean the examples I gave. Like 'at' the bus stop, airport. 'On' just sounds stupid.

Depends on the circumstance obviously, you can be 'on' a plane or bus yet would be wrong to say you're 'on' a bus-stop or airport. Semantics etc. Just weird how common it is for people to get that wrong, it's terrible grammar.
 

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Had a missus, she was "on the airport", "on the bus stop". She'd be on anything. (She was a sexy minx).

What is it with the confusion with 'on' and 'at'?

"on accident". Boggles my mind.
It's not necessarily incorrect. 'On' has a million different meanings and ways of being used.
Do you also take issue with saying something was done "on purpose"?
 

Ionian

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It's not necessarily incorrect. 'On' has a million different meanings and ways of being used.
Do you also take issue with saying something was done "on purpose"?

No. I'm saying it doesn't make sense when used incorrectly.

I made my examples clear, they're for you to read and refute. That's how a debate works.
 

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No. I'm saying it doesn't make sense when used incorrectly.

I made my examples clear, they're for you to read and refute. That's how a debate works.
If we were having a debate, you would have to make an argument. All you did was give examples without providing an argument on why they were wrong. Examples which have nothing to do with the use of 'on accident', mind you.
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with saying 'on accident'. If there was, then 'on purpose' would also be wrong. In reality, one is just preferred over the other as a convention of speech. Amongst younger people in the US, on accident is commonly used, and for all we know could replace by accident sometime in the future as the more common usage.
 

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I miss your old avatar Vier
I don't even remember where I got it from, tbh.
I think this is close, though.


Anyhow, I'm just paying my respects to Dirk Nowitzki, the greatest European basketball player in sports history.
If the Mavs win another championship in the next five years, though, I'll switch to Luka Doncic! :D
 
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I don't even remember where I got it from, tbh.
I think this is close, though.


Anyhow, I'm just paying my respects to Dirk Nowitzki, the greatest European basketball player in sports history.
If the Mavs win another championship in the next five years, though, I'll switch to Luka Doncic! :D

Yeah looked like that for sure


Never figured you for a baseball enthusiast.

Fake edit: just kidding; love your passion <3
 
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Ionian

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If we were having a debate, you would have to make an argument. All you did was give examples without providing an argument on why they were wrong. Examples which have nothing to do with the use of 'on accident', mind you.
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with saying 'on accident'. If there was, then 'on purpose' would also be wrong. In reality, one is just preferred over the other as a convention of speech. Amongst younger people in the US, on accident is commonly used, and for all we know could replace by accident sometime in the future as the more common usage.

Huh, my argument. Like I havn't posted it numerous times already.

See what I did there? My examples where it would and would not be correct. And the grammer is wrong saying on accident.

Language evolves, sure. It can also get more stupid when the unlearned influence the learning.
 

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Ah 'by' would be correct as well, I mean the examples I gave. Like 'at' the bus stop, airport. 'On' just sounds stupid.

Depends on the circumstance obviously, you can be 'on' a plane or bus yet would be wrong to say you're 'on' a bus-stop or airport. Semantics etc. Just weird how common it is for people to get that wrong, it's terrible grammar.
I do this at purpose all the time.