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    Malapropisms! Write a sentence.

    A “malapropism” (French term malapropos meaning “inappropriate”) is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, humorous remark.

    The character Mrs. Malaprop from Sheridan’s 1775 play, “The Rivals”, .
    is a humorous aunt who uses an incorrect .word to express herself.


    ,,,,Here are some examples:



    He is the pineapple of politeness" (Instead of "pinnacle of politeness.")


    "She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile" (Instead of "alligator on the banks of the Nile.")


    "Illiterate him quite from your memory
    " (Instead of "obliterate")


    OK. I will start with the fun!


    “I now pronouns you husband and wife(pronounce)

    “She indented to be an example of success" (intended)
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    One I use all the time: "C'mon, don't keep us in suspenders."

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    I used to say "He had a photogenic memory" But unintentionally like Miss Malaprop
    “The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
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    Can we just talk about "all intensive purposes" for a moment?

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    "Leave it to me. I forgot to wear my sun glasses yesterday while watching the Solace Eclipse"
    “The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
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    A U.S. President makes an unpresidented (unprecedented) remark:

    "At 4:30 in the morning on 17 December 2016, President-elect took to Twitter to call China’s seizure of a United States drone an “unprecedented” act. However (or someone posting on his behalf), made an unfortunate typo and instead called the incident “unpresidented

    (notorious for malapropisms)

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    A U.S. President makes an unpresidented (unprecedented) remark:

    "At 4:30 in the morning on 17 December 2016, President-elect took to Twitter to call China’s seizure of a United States drone an “unprecedented” act. However (or someone posting on his behalf), made an unfortunate typo and instead called the incident “unpresidented

    (notorious for malapropisms)
    I never knew China had a seizure? I hope the President at least made some kind of reverence to this catastrophic event from the Oval Office.
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    I never knew China had a seizure? I hope the President at least made some kind of reverence to this catastrophic event from the Oval Office.
    There was a catatonic response, which was met with a cataclysmic silence.
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