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Malapropism Mayhem: Archie Bunker’s Chaotic Communications

Archie Bunker, the cranky patriarch in the 1970’s sitcom, “All in the Family” was well-known for mangling the English language. He was particularly skilled at malapropisms (misusing words that are similar in sound). We recently posted All in Good Fun: … Continue reading

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All in Good Fun: Archie Bunker’s Hilarious Malapropisms

Several months ago I was writing a blog post about malapropisms and came across a gold mine (a gold mind?) of speech slip ups attributed to Archie Bunker, the bigoted patriarch in the ground-breaking sit com, “All in the Family” … Continue reading

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Malapropisms: Let’s Have Fun Whether You Like it or Not!

Let’s get the nitty gritty out of the way. What is a malapropism? The dictionary tells us: Malapropism noun-[MAL-uh-prop-iz-uhm]-The act of misusing words ridiculously,  especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound. A few fine examples: “Mother … Continue reading

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Yogi Berra: Malapropism MVP

Yogi Berra’s tenure as a Major League baseball player, manager and coach earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but his delightful way with the English language earned him a special spot in my heart.  A Malapropism is humorous … Continue reading

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Malapropism Mayhem!

We love puns and their inbred cousins, malapropisms! A few months back we posted this on our Facebook page: Malapropism noun-[MAL-uh-prop-iz-uhm]-The act of misusing words ridiculously,  especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound. Mother no’s best. … Continue reading

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