Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Malapropisms are vaguely related to mondegreens in that they're about mis-speaking. However, where mondegreens are often charming or even make sense, malapropisms are at their best when they are ridiculous.

A malapropism is the unintentional misuse of a word through confusion with another word that sounds similar. A huge part of Archie Bunker's appeal was his liberally sprinkled malapropisms. Here's one example: "It's a well known fact that capital punishment is a detergent to crime!"

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