Malopropism

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  1. PTWC

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    "Malapropism is the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is similar in pronunciation. The word comes from a character named Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan."

    Just for fun :)
    I make a hobby of watching out for these, as it makes me roll up.
    Ok , so here goes, if anyone can think of some then add it to the list

    Heres a couple of heard to start us off.

    'Well its not rocket surgery'

    'Pull the rug from under the carpet'

    'Burning the midnight oil at both ends'
     
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    One of my mates once said to me; "oh i used to live around here. Yes 'this is my old haunting ground' "
     
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    great idea PTWC i believe del boy may have some Malapropism sayings...

    a new saying to me yesterday from the cleaner....not a Malapropism as such but one i had not heard before...

    dont piss on my chips...dont know where that comes from maxine darling...

    i will have to get my thinking hat on....where the heck is it.?
     
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    Don't put the donkey b4 the kart
     
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    it may help ...if you put the correct saying up as well as some of em...i aint heard...

    i said to the wife do you know any Malapropism .....stop using big words..her reply...
     
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