I love malapropisms: similar-sounding but incorrect words, which sometimes have a humorous effect.
Here are a couple of recent ones:
Have you seen any funny word stuff? If so, do share!
Then, course, there's that famous Spoonerism, when James Naughtie on the Today programme introduced 'Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary' - except he got the 'C' and the 'H' the wrong way around...
Someone else did it, too, a little later. Seems it was perhaps more of a Freudian slip. Or, as a colleague of mine at work years ago used to say 'A fraudulent slip.'
The eccentric landlady of a shared house I once lived in told me her husband was 'impudent' (impotent)!
Does that mean they never had sectional intercourse? (nicked that from Spike Milligan in 'Adolf Hitler, My Part In His Downfall')
So glad I started this thread. Needed something to make me smile this evening :-)
Me, too. I loved Neil Diamond as a teen (still do, really). His song 'I am, I said' had me amused for years, until I realised he was singing 'I never cared for the sound of being alone.' I thought he was singing 'I never cared for the sound of ELO.'
I was working in the north of Romania back in 1997 being driven along a twisty mountain road listening to Neil Diamond on the stereo - it was brilliant and slightly surreal!