Noun(1) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
(1) This is simultaneously a spelling error and a malapropism .(2) The effect of a malapropism is usually humorous, but it can highlight quite profound connections between things.(3) Apparently Fowler considered this to be a malapropism as they sounded similar.(4) Often a media gaffe is not an isolated malapropism but a reflection of an executive's whole attitude.(5) Finally, it's also something like a malapropism , where a word is mistakenly substituted for one of similar sound shape.(6) His verbal miscues and malapropisms are the natural consequence of a man struggling with internal contradictions and a lack of self-knowledge.(7) For example, bad malapropisms are not only excused, but also quite plainly understood.(8) Further malapropisms were to be found last week in Ireland on Sunday.(9) And when you attack him for his malaprops , his jumbled syntax, it's good for us.(10) The funniest malapropisms and turns of phrase tend to be unintentional bloopers.(11) They speak in spoonerisms and malapropisms and put forward bizarre concepts and beliefs.(12) It's not the accent so much as the malapropisms that set them apart.(13) He was funny, witty, and his malaprops were almost as legendary as his Yankee teammate Yogi Berra's.(14) Here is a list of student malapropisms which I have collected since I began teaching - each represents an actual student's statement!(15) I decided against a bottle of wine as Mother had already drained her Kir with some speed and had begun to confuse her spoonerisms with her malapropisms .(16) Of these, errors in sound, usually called malapropisms , are probably the best known.
1. wrong word ::
2. solecism ::
3. misuse ::
5. infelicity ::
7. blunder ::
8. slip of the tongue ::
9. eggcorn ::
Different Formsmalapropism, malapropisms
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