malapropism


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malapropism

1. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one of similar sound, esp when creating a ridiculous effect, as in I am not under the affluence of alcohol
2. the habit of misusing words in this manner
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One of his pet peeves was reporters and editors who didn't take the time to clarify (or delete) the malapropisms and colloquialisms that occasionally made their way into the reporter's copy.
Despite his defeat on Malapropism, Tony Culhane still managed a double on Mick Channon's Savernake Blue and the William Haggas-trained Whispering Death.
And writers and editors like to know about "nym" words (words about words) as well as about such things as palindromes, spoonerisms and malapropisms.
The inappropriate things she said were dubbed malapropisms. Sample: "The Soviet stance mitigates against any real disarmament."
With its splendid malapropism of rock stars and their attitudes, the Blue Man Group Megastar World Tour has already captivated more than two million people in the USA.
What you see is what you get with Malapropism, and others in the line-up might have too much scope MW
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.10 Tajdeef, 1.40 Midships, 2.10 Sea Cookie, 2.40 Mansii, 3.15 Non Sucre, 3.50 Queen's Best (nap), 4.25 Malapropism, 4.55 Elegant Hawk.
At Catterick, Malapropism can score another win in the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Handicap.
Away from Champions Day at Newmarket, trainer Mick Channon boldly has his sights on the same quickfire double for his sprinter Malapropism as he achieved with the same horse last year.
Whistler really caught the eye when a narrow fifth to Malapropism over today's course and distance on his final start last year.
Whistler really caught the eye when a close fifth to Malapropism over tomorrow's course and distance on his final start last year.