On accident vs by accident

Thank You   Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:46 am GMT
I've noticed that it's becoming very common among the younger generation in the states to use 'on accident' instead of 'by accident'.

Is 'on accident' considered grammatically correct?

How common is this phrase used in the UK and Australia?

Thanks in advance.
L..   Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:21 pm GMT
On is incorrect
Quintus   Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:28 pm GMT
"On accident" is an ignorant and careless way of saying "by accident". It was formed by analogy with its antonym, "on purpose".
Jorjor   Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:38 am GMT
Either one sounds fine. Although I prefer by accident.
Stephanie   Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:07 pm GMT
I agree with L.. and Quintus.
Kurosawa   Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:32 pm GMT
by accident or by chance
not on accident and not on chance