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  • n. Any of a number of often-repeated malapropisms originally uttered by US film producer Samuel Goldwyn (1879-1974) or a malapropism reminiscent of Goldwyn's utterances.


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  • Alternate names for this phenomenon are "Goldwynism" and "Berraism" because of the penchant of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn and former baseball player Yogi Berra for this type of declaration.

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  • These include, it should be said, terms that are more amusing than high-minded: Pollyanna, Goldwynism and Collyer Brothers Syndrome (named for the frantic collectors).

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