The Best Malapropisms

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Ivan Seeking
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A malapropism (also called a Dogberryism or acyrologia) is the substitution of an incorrect word for a word with a similar sound, usually to comic effect.
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The food thread reminded me of a sign that advertised "all orgasmically grown vegetables".

I once called the parks department with a question about anadromous fish, but instead asked about androgynous fish. At first I couldn't figure out why the person started laughing hysterically.
 

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Oh crap, Ivan. I just sprayed popcorn all over my laptop. Orgasmically grown. Too funny.

There was this old thread back from 2006:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=121390

But Orgasmically Grown is definitely new. The best new one I have is from a letter that the apartment manager lady wrote in her good-bye letter to us residents today (she's moving on to manage a larger apartment complex under the same corporate umbrella). She was explaining how the new position was still a part of the same family....

"I will still be apart of the corporate family..."
 
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Oh crap, Ivan. I just sprayed popcorn all over my laptop. Orgasmically grown. Too funny.
Glad to be of service. :biggrin: I think I saw it on some roadstand along the I-5, in California. I assume it was intentional as an eye-catcher. It worked.

Perhaps it should have been orgasmically groan?
 
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When my daughter was 3 year old, for the teacher appreciation day, we bought a gift for her teacher and taught her to say "Thank you for teaching me". Later we decided to skip the speech part; she kept on saying "Thank you for cheating me".
 
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I know I've heard loads of these, but I can't think of any pacific examples

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:wink:
 
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The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.
- Richard Daley, former Chicago mayor
 
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I learned to malapropriate from this lady:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/2364/saturday-night-live-weekend-update-emily-litella-on-violins-on-tv [Broken]
 
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