Published on 12, July, 2020
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!
I love anything like this. I can think of a few pacific (!) ones...
Stationary Shop (you mean one that doesn't move?)
Complimentary gifts (gifts that tell you how nice your hair looks)
I saw some graffiti…
Wonderful idea, Sunflower; I love all forms of word play, especially the unintended ones. My favourite are "crash blossoms", where signs and news headlines shorten things in strangely ambiguous ways that…
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Might be quite nice for a sensory room!
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.'