What's Your Favorite Malapropism?

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  1. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 8 years ago

    I love malapropisms - those twisted words that sound like what you meant to say, but are different than the "proper" word intended. Sometimes they're said (or written) intentionally for comic effect, other times they just come out as bloopers.

    One of my favorite "Brit-com" characters, famous for her malapropisms is Mrs Slocum on "Are You Being Served". I love when she haughtily declares her opinion saying,.. "And I am unanimous in that!"

    What are some of your favorite malapropisms?

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My sediments exactly.

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    We must say that one of our favourites is that modesty is one of our numerous qualities.
    smile
    (if we did get the meaning...)

  3. cocopreme profile image94
    cocopremeposted 8 years ago

    It's raining cats and dogs and I just stepped in a poodle.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    http://www.fun-with-words.com/malapropisms.html

    Also, I dont know if this counts, but in high school I had this assignemnt, where we had to correct missused words and punctuaion in insurance claims...

    "I was hit by a stationary truck coming the other way"

  5. Valerie F profile image51
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    My then three year old son, upon having trouble finding matching socks one day, decided to go ahead and wear "mix-matched" socks.

    1. Green Lotus profile image60
      Green Lotusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My friend's four year old daughter like to throw away the used "coffee browns"

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    my daughter when she was 2 or so, used to alwyas hit her "ow-bow"

  7. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    After a long day at the office administering flu shots, the young, handsome, single Dr. found his conversation with a beautiful woman that evening most vaccinating.

  8. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    For the religious,

    "Seven days without prayer make one weak."

  9. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 8 years ago

    A South American friend of mine commented that my niece, who has earned the title of Prom Queen was a veritable "Miss Population".

  10. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    One of my favorites comes from the auntie of a good friend who fractured the ice big time at an apres-ski party by loudly requesting a "Horny Wallbanger"...

    For those too young to remember it, the drink was actually a Harvey Wallbanger, containing Galliano, Orange juice, Vodka, and grenadine, known to be a potent concoction, but it was, after all, an apres-ski party wink

    1. Green Lotus profile image60
      Green Lotusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I remember that one. It never made me horny, but I once threw up.

      1. RedElf profile image90
        RedElfposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Must have been too much mix big_smile

        1. Green Lotus profile image60
          Green Lotusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No. Just revolting. No offense to Harvey Wallbanger fans.

  11. wyanjen profile image80
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    My father was assembling a set of shelves and couldn't quite figure it out on his own.

    He said, "Well then, I guess I'll read the constructions."

  12. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Michelangelo painting the sixteenth chapel and not the Sistine Chapel

  13. Chloe Comfort profile image55
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    We had been to a friend's house in Pensylvannia for the day and my daughter had spent most of it in their jacuzzi.

    About 3 month's later - we were going for another visit and my daughter asked me - "Mommy, can I go in the maguzzi again - it was so much fun last time?" Too cute!

  14. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Clotted Cheese, instead of cottage cheese.

    Barry Manilow's song, "Looks Like Tomatoes."

    Drizzly Land instead of Disney Land.

    1. Stimp profile image74
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Clotted Cheese from England is actually quite good....I've had it on scones with strawberry jelly....Yuuuummmm

  15. manlypoetryman profile image74
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    There's a Bud Light commercial out...that asks something like "Do you have trouble putting on condiments?" (referring to Hot dogs/hamburgers)...but the camera zooms in on this one lady shaking her head at her man ! lol

  16. Stimp profile image74
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    I worked with a woman from India.  She knew English very very well.  We were talking about another co-worker and how this person needed to always be in everyone else's business.  She said very innocently "yes, she is very noisy."  She meant Nosey.  It was cute.  I did not correct her.

  17. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    "Lead the way and we'll precede"

  18. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    "We are making steadfast progress" - George Bush.

    1. wyanjen profile image80
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

      Let us never allow that one to die.

      1. sannyasinman profile image60
        sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "It will take time to restore chaos and order". GWB also

      2. sannyasinman profile image60
        sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Jen, Is that mistletoe hanging over your mug of tea?

        1. wyanjen profile image80
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Why, yes it is smile
          I'm in my festive apparel.

          Didn't Bush also say something about promoting an energy plan that encourages consumption?

          1. sannyasinman profile image60
            sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Indeed he did, and here are his words in all their glory . .
            "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." - GWB

            1. wyanjen profile image80
              wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'll bet his speechwriter was pretty frustered.

              1. sannyasinman profile image60
                sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                . . and he was paid an exhuberant amount of money.

                1. wyanjen profile image80
                  wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  lol lol lol
                  very nice.

          2. sannyasinman profile image60
            sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Regarding the mistletoe . .
            your mug of tea looks somewhat forlorn . . like its waiting expectantly under the mistletoe for another mug of tea to pass by and give it a "clunk" (do mugs clunk or clink or do something entirely different when they get together)? smile

            1. wyanjen profile image80
              wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ah, yes. Waiting expectantly under the mistletoe is one of my favorite holiday traditions. lol
              But, it is a mug of coffee not tea.  Coffee clunks, tea clinks. I think that is how to distinguish between them...
              Happy holidays in any case smile

              1. sannyasinman profile image60
                sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Well, I wish you much clunking, clinking and clicking over the holiday season. smile

                1. wyanjen profile image80
                  wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Back at you my friend.
                  Eat, drink, be merry, and stop working so damn hard.

                  Be well smile

  19. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    When commentating on a snooker match . .
    "For those of you watching in black and white, the blue ball is the one next to the pink" - Murray Walker

 
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