This post is Day Five of the 5 Day 5 Photo Challenge in which I feature malapropisms.
Language has historically been a written and audio tool to distinguish social classes. Authors and playwrights – think Dickens, Shakespeare and Moliere – used malapropisms in dialogue when those from a lower class wished to appear educated while speaking to a higher-up. Their attempts to use proper words and grammar often resulted in a mangled phrase or two. (more…)
This post is Day Four of the 5 Day 5 Photo Challenge in which I feature malapropisms.
It was 2am one wintry February night and I was playing with a photo app. Little did I know when I stuffed my ‘fun house-ish’ doors in my virtual photo folder, they’d come in handy for Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors.
Thumbing through Robert Alden Rubin’s going to hell in a hen basket malapropism dictionary for an appropriate D phrase, I came upon ‘doggy-dog’. (more…)
This post is Day Three of the 5 Day 5 Photo Challenge in which I feature malapropisms.
This massive, expanding thunderhead is representative of what passed overhead throughout the months of May, June and July when daily afternoon rains kept our foothills green far longer than normal. (more…)
This post is Day Two of the 5 Day 5 Photo Challenge in which I feature malapropisms.
Raqi and her buddy are at Spark’s football game. Because they are obviously ignoring the action, I looked for a malapropism having to do with ‘hiding.’ (more…)
Heh, you couldn’t resist that title, could you?
That’s ok. I couldn’t resist this little gem of a book:
Malapropism: a word or phrase that has been mistaken for another, usually because of its sound rather than its meaning.