Word Police #2

fogstock-llc-french-stop-signNot so much a word as a phrase, set on purée:  “for all intensive purposes.” Of course, the speaker means “for all intents and purposes,” an ossified legal term meaning… something.  But “intensive purpose;” I don’t know what that could possibly mean, having no imagination today, apparently.

Gimme an example.


One thought on “Word Police #2

  1. It’s when the purposes are in the current tense. Intensive.

    Hey, it sounds good, if you are not really paying attention.

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