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!
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)...
Your Shakespeare parody is amazing! In my book, there is no such thing as a bad pun - the worse, the funnier, I usually find!
There are various versions of the 'London Prayer' which go something like:
Our FarndonWhich aren't in HendonHarrow be thy nameThy KensingtonThy WimbledonIn Erith, as it is in CroydonGive us this day our LeatherheadAnd forgive us our by-passesAs we forgive those who by-pass against usAnd lead us not in to Thames DittonFor thine is the KingstonThe Tower and the PurleyFor Esher and EsherBig Ben
I remember being told by my father that if I told fibs I would get a black mark on my soul.
Just as I was getting into bed, I looked at the bottom of my feet and was relieved to see that there was no black marks there .... phew!
And misheard song lyrics. In the song 'Build me up Buttercup' there is a line which I thought went: "I'll bring my xylophone waiting for you"
And the Gareth Gates song which he said he was 'Gonna deep-fry now'. And I still swear that is what he says!
Barry Manilow once sang of the 'Co-op Banana' for some reason which I could not think why.
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!
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).
It's so interesting how we mishear sing lyrics - and once you get that other version in your head it's hard to let go of! I was listening to Tracy Chapman's Telling Stories earlier - I was convinced she sang "there's friction between me and the world" but when I looked at the lyrics of course it was fiction!
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
I love this!
Here's the answer (I think!)
There's another nice crash blossom here too:
'British Left Waffles on Falklands'