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    messed up or screwed it up

    Hello,

    what exactly do the sentences below mean ? any difference?

    1 I messed up .
    2 I screwed it up





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    Re: messed up or screwed it up

    Quote Originally Posted by billy
    Hello,

    what exactly do the sentences below mean ? any difference?

    1 I messed up .
    2 I screwed it up





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    They are about the same.

    I messed up.
    I screwed up.

    Both mean "I made an error", "I did a bad thing".

    I messed it up.
    I screwed it up.

    Both mean that the error was made in doing whatever "it" was.

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    I'd say that screwing things up is worse than messing things up. Messes can be sorted, sometimes, but when something's screwed, it's ruined.

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