Intensive Purposes or Intents and Purposes?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Makaveli_Reborn, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Which do you say? I used to say "intensive purposes". Secret agent amanda though used to ride my ass about it so bad that I switched to intents and purposes. I never really cared who used what, but I am curious to know:

    Which phrase do you use?
     
  2. warmhandedcanadian

    warmhandedcanadian shit storm chaser

    Intensive purposes makes no sense unless you are trying to prove a point regarding some kind of brutal therapy or child rearing which borders on abusive.

    Intents and purposes ... final answer
     
  3. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i use the incorrect version :D
    at least here, or in non-academic speak :D
     
  4. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    In tents of porpoises.
     
  5. Edit: I can't read today. I thought you said you use the correct version.
     
  6. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i figured that :D

    its a ease of use type thing for me...i don't care if its wrong, so i use intensive purposes in general speak. if it comes up when i'm writing or speaking more formal, i'll use the correct version
     
  7. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    For all intents and purposes, "intensive purposes" works for me.
     
  8. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

    I used to think it was intensive purposes as a child. Hard tell to if someone says it wrong though. I also thought Rhodes Scholar was Road Scholar, someone who knew an awful lot about roads.
     
  9. Fuck. I thought it was Road Scholar too. Thought it was a knowledgable traveler. :eek:
     
  10. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

  11. Posthumous

    Posthumous Resident Smartass

    Great minds think alike, too bad we're not one of them. :D
     
  12. My mind is great.




    Greatly slowed.....:confused:
     
  13. warmhandedcanadian

    warmhandedcanadian shit storm chaser

    In the song Benny and the Jets my husband thought she had "electric boobs" when he was little.
     
  14. lode

    lode Banned

    Bam.
     
  15. I didn't even know what to say that.

    I think you've summed it up well.
     

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