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Guestmudgeon Christie Kopitzke says

I have, of late, heard countless people misuse jive for gibe, in the sense that "the numbers on these two reports don't gibe (agree, tie-out). The runner-up of frequently misheard/misunderstood words has to be tact for tack, where the intent is that "it's time for us to take a different tack (change direction)."  ARGHHHHHH!

Great ones, Christie!  Our favorite is still "It's a doggie dog world".  Readers, send us your favorite examples of this phenomenon.

Is there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?

Do tell us. 

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