Subject: Malaprops

Malaprops:

The mistaken use of a word or words in place of a similar-sounding one – as in, television character Archie Bunker’s utterance of "birth patrol pills.” Here are some we’ve come across.

Could I get gangroon out of that?

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

As Bob is my witless

Hippocritical oath.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

It ain't German to the conversation.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Up at the crank of dawn.

(1905 – 1974) radio comedian

Don’t talk like an ignarosis.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Please excuse Betty from school Tuesday, she had a cold and could not breed well.

You think I just drove in from Long Island on a load of turnips?

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

As youse people say, Sh-boom.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Hell hath no fury like a woman's corns.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

She's loaded with this, waddya call, women's intermission.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Wearing a Yamaha

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

I ain’t got no respect for no religion where the head guy claims he can’t make no mistakes. Like he’s, waddya call, inflammable.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

They said he had neurosis of the liver.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Here’s a last bequest: I don’t want that guy sayin’ my last urology.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

I ain't in no mood to play 120 questions.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Yeah, we’re really sick, Mom! I think we have Monte Cristo’s Revenge!

(1971 – ) American actress

Get the hanging dog expression off your face.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

He’s not going to adhere himself to the fans.

English football player & manager

All I want is for my case to be heard before an impractical decision-maker.

American baseball player

We were young: college students, we were full of vim and vinegar.













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