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.

What’s all this fuss I’ve been hearing about the presidential erection?

(1946 – 1989) comedian & actress

You made a certain referential remark there.

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

First time in 23 years our minds are synchrosized.

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

He had to use a fire distinguisher.

Tell her I ain’t crawlin’ home to her with my tail between her legs.

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

Alcohol is ok in modification.

Don't be accusing me of taking a bribe. You know what they call that, definition of character.

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

She has a photogenic memory.

Cut the biblical cord.

“Go west,” like Horace Greenberg said.

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

I'm gonna keep a beagle-eye on you the whole weekend.

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

The police surrounded the building and threw an accordion around the block.

Oh no, Mom has Indonesia!

(1971 – ) American actress

You got a very warfed sense of humor.

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

It doesn’t endow me, to be honest.

English football player & manager

When you work the buttons here, see, it develops what ya call the digitalis skills.

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

You’re so nayve!

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

Umbiblical cord

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

We have passed a lot of water since then.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

The upper part, waddya call, the mezzarine.

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

That was that dumb movie about nuns starring Ingrid Bernstein.

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













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