4 Things That Everyone Needs to Start Saying Correctly.

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Jordan Best 4 years ago

    The worst one for me is “If I don’t say so myself” WRONG. You are saying it yourself, and even though you DO say so yourself it is still true. 

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I’m totally going to start hearing people say that now. Thanks. 

  2. Sharron 4 years ago

    Loved it.  Not sure if its just English people, but people who say PACIFICALLY, when they mean specifically. I imagine a huge ocean.  

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Urgh! That drives me bonkers!

  3. liz 4 years ago

    love the jc superstar interlude!  the worst for me was in new york.. “lemme axe you a question”.  no axes please..and i probably dont want you to ask me anything either.

    but um.. in the us i think it is a damper.  its something that reduces noise or vibrations.  like a muffler.  but not the scarf type.  english is a ridiculous language.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I actually researched the crap out of this before recording and I think the consensus is that both are correct but as ‘damper’ is predominately used as a noun in Australia then ‘dampener’ is more correct here. I think it’s a case of the use of the word changing the meaning. 

      I’ll will always think someone is putting a bread roll on something when they say ‘damper’. 🙂

  4. Katie 4 years ago

    I cringe every time I hear someone say “for all intensive purposes.” It’s “for all intents and purposes,” you silly lot. Also, “Feb-u-ary” instead of “Feb-ru-ary” and “en-vi-er-ment” rather than “en-vi-ron-ment.” The letters are there – say them!

  5. Katie 4 years ago

    Apparently in the US we’re supposed to be using “dampener” in the context Carly referred to. I didn’t know, either.


    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      It does deem that both can be used but I think ‘make something wet’ (dampener) is a way more effective saying that ‘stop the vibrations of’ (damper). 

      I think it is actually dampener but that popular use of the phrase has changed it to damper. 

  6. Nicole 4 years ago

    Loved it. Always be making the videos.

    I was getting myself ready to be corrected, but thankfully, they were none of my
    particular mistakes : P

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I’m trying to make it a regular thing! 🙂

  7. Jessica Citizen 4 years ago

    It’s the all-singing, all-dancing, all-grammatically correct Smaggle!

  8. Meagan 4 years ago

    ha ha this is seriously GREAT !!!! There are so many that people get wrong.. i’m sure I get some wrong too, but its still funny!

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I get shit wrong all the time. x

  9. Nessbow 4 years ago

    Totally!  My pet peeve is when people say “pacifically” instead of ‘specifically’.  Or ‘aks’ instead of ‘ask’.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I can’t stand aks instead of ask. 

  10. sar - Accidentallentil 4 years ago

    so funny. Aeroguardless. CLASSIC.

  11. Jessica 4 years ago

    Your videos are HILARIOUS!! Love it 

  12. Tara 4 years ago

    OMG, love it love it love it. That NZ bit was just too funny for words!

    I can’t stand it when people say eC cetera instead of eT cetera. So annoying. Oh, and people who can’t say nuclear properly also piss me off.

    Don’t even get me started on crimes vs grammar and punctuation.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I so want to do a commas save lives vlog!

  13. maddi 4 years ago

    This is the funniest thing I have ever watched in my whole life and my resolution is to be this cool.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      I have a giant head now. x

      • Author
        Smaggle 4 years ago

        Well more giant than usual. 

  14. Kat 4 years ago

    I hate it when people say “I could care less” when they mean they don’t give a shit. No. You couldn’t care less. My hands itch to smack people when they say it in front of me.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Me too! I’m all ‘So you COULD care less?’

  15. JessB 4 years ago

    Oh Carly-la, you are superb!

    I hate ado/adieu too, but my most hated mispronunciation is “li-berry”. It’s “libRARy”. A library is not related to strawberries, blackberries or any other kind of berry. Don’t say it like that. But do go visit your local one.

    • Author
      Smaggle 4 years ago

      Ha! You’re a librarian aren’t you? 🙂

  16. Susmagoose 4 years ago

    I know a few people that have made the letter R disappear from FRUSTRATING.



  17. Dove_m33 4 years ago

    I love it!  You too.!  Not theartrically but reaolly.   

  18. Steph @ Lipstick & Cake 4 years ago

    They are the best jazz hands i have ever seen!

  19. Tahlia Meredith 2 years ago

    Hahaha this gem popped up in the related articles of today’s post – love it! Allegedly ‘irregardless’ is a word, but I only know that because I was so pissed off with people saying it that I looked it up. It should definitely be banned.

    I had a boss once who used to be so proud of her extensive vocabulary without actually knowing that she was saying one of her most-used words wrong – she really loved to ‘reinterate’ her point! Urrggghhhhhh.

  20. sian 1 year ago

    it’s “COULDN’T CARE LESS” not “COULD CARE LESS”. If you’re saying you COULD care less then obviously you COULD. CARE. LESS. If you COULDN’T care less that is when YOU DON’T. GIVE. A. SHIT.

  21. LC 12 months ago

    What about Austray-ya, and ‘pacifically’ instead of specifically – my personal favourites.

  22. Nancy 10 months ago

    What about people that say, “Ax” instead of “Ask.”

  23. kmccoyrose 4 months ago

    You’re all fabulous. You really just made my day – especially whoever brought up the word “nuclear.”

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