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Malapropisms are fun!

Malapropisms are fun!

by Nancy Bailey Tinnin on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 12:35pm

A malapropism is the substitution of a word for a word with a similar sound, in which the resulting phrase makes no sense but often creates a comic effect. Here are a few fun examples:


He had to use a fire distinguisher.

Dad says the monster is just a pigment of my imagination.

Isn’t that an expensive pendulum round that man’s neck?

Good punctuation means not to be late.

He’s a wolf in cheap clothing.

Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel.

My sister has extra-century perception.

“Don’t” is a contraption.

I don’t want anybody stepping on anyone else’s thunder.

You can’t pull the sheep over my eyes!

I don’t mean to take the steam out of your sails, but….

I used to be as sharp as a button.

That way I can kill two bricks with one stone.

If my grandfather was alive today, he’d be turning in his grave.

You can’t teach an old leopard how to change its spots.

I like a magazine with good objectionable reporting.

We need to challenge the church to get off it’s feet.

Take your kids to visit a wildlife refugee.

In some places in Mexico, you can still be attacked by the bandanas.

From a recent Facebook wall pasting from Nancy Bailey Tinnin.
Thanks Nancy!
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