Funny word stuff

I love malapropisms: similar-sounding but incorrect words, which sometimes have a humorous effect.

Here are a couple of recent ones:

  • Viking Worrier Statue (Viking Warrior Statue) for sale on eBay 
  • Emotion Paint (Emulsion Paint) for sale on Marketplace 

Have you seen any funny word stuff? If so, do share!

Parents
  • 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 conjure up surreal images. For example (taken from this webpage)...

    • Prostitutes appeal to pope
    • Kids make nutritious snacks
    • Miners refuse to work after death
    • Drunk gets nine months in violin case
    • Astronaut takes blame for gas in space capsule
    • Lack of brains hinders research

    Your Shakespeare parody is amazing! In my book, there is no such thing as a bad pun - the worse, the funnier, I usually find!

Reply
  • 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 conjure up surreal images. For example (taken from this webpage)...

    • Prostitutes appeal to pope
    • Kids make nutritious snacks
    • Miners refuse to work after death
    • Drunk gets nine months in violin case
    • Astronaut takes blame for gas in space capsule
    • Lack of brains hinders research

    Your Shakespeare parody is amazing! In my book, there is no such thing as a bad pun - the worse, the funnier, I usually find!

Children
  • I want to change my name to Crash Blossom if I get a diagnosis. It will be like a new beginning! I notice lots of things about words, fonts too. I always enjoyed wordy puzzles in the Reader''s Digest (that great waiting room time filler). 

  • I absolutely love those Trogluddite. I think this is my favourite thread. I wonder if a lot of the examples on here are so funny because they conjure up funny pictures. Visual thinking playing a part? 

    Why are they called crash blossoms i wonder