- n. Plural form of malapropism.
“Dudu, the orphan with the briefcase and a line in malapropisms, was the first character to take shape.”
“The DVD features Al Franken and others commenting on nucular-strength malapropisms from the presidentiary such as:”
“J.mes J. Kilpatrick Woodville, Virginia While I'm not sure that all Mr. White's examples are precisely what I think of as "malapropisms" -- some are simply scrambled metaphors, while others sound rather bullish (in the Irish sense) -- I submit two further examples of inventive speech, both from the same high school student of mine in Dexter, Maine: "That really hits the nail on the spot" and "No, not by a long short.”
“The character famous for his malapropisms is the creation of actor Don Harron, who has satirized Canadian events and culture as the opinionated old codger from rural Ontario.”
“The worst of these mistakes are called malapropisms, after a character in 18th-century English theatre, Mrs. Malaprop, who says reprehend for comprehend and allegory for alligator and derangement for arrangement.”
“In all seriousness, I will miss Palin, her malapropisms, the fact that she thought Herman Cain's name was Herb, the way she stared at the camera as if it were made of jelly-beans, the way she delivered a mundane line as if she were reciting Ovid, and the way she made me feel substantially smarter than I actually am.”
“The most boring comment is always the one that corrects MYs inevitable misspelling and malapropisms.”
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“His modern malapropisms helped American theatre burst out of the drawing rooms that had dominated the stage for much of the previous decade; in particular, Odets's plays were among the first in which the recognisable rhythms of Jewish speech found their way into American theatre.”
“It's one of the veteran coach's favorite malapropisms.”
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