1 definition by FiskElection

Top Definition
Originally used in common American/English vernacular as 'all intents and purposes' by just barely unintelligent people trying to sound as if the 'intents and purposes' surrounding them are highly important.

This phrase has since been changed to 'all intensive purposes' by people who do not listen carefully to the original phrase used in poorly written movies and who have also never seen it in print in equally poorly written books.

Also, the person listening to a speaker who says 'all intensive purposes' is likely to overlook it.
Tanar: Yeah, you're pretty much by best friend, but for all intensive purposes we'll just call it a tie between you and Kelsey.

Alyssa: Okay!
by FiskElection December 15, 2009

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt