Sunday, November 2, 2014

Word of the Day

Malapropism     \MAL-uh-prah-piz-um|
  • The usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase; especially: the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in the context.
  • Please pass the Partisan cheese. (Parmesan)
  • We look to have a profit this physical year. (fiscal year)
  • Her cuticle is the second to the last one.  (cubicle)
She said "Pick me up a can of meandering oranges at the grocery store."  I looked at her and said, "I will try but I am not sure I am going to catch them."  She looked at me a bit stunned and then I could see the light bulb go on over her head and she busted out laughing.  I said "You have just given me the funniest example of malapropism!"

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