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.

Oh no, Mom has Indonesia!

(1971 – ) American actress

Just try to restract his attention.

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

It’s only the mercy of the Lord I ain’t had a stroke already – and a coronary trombonus in the bargain.

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

The most important decision is that of excepting Jesus in your life.

He experienced some rectal breeding.

It’s all moth-eared.

There is no pancreas to the whole world's problems.

A bird in the hand is worth a foot in the tush.

(1971 – ) American actress

Maybe I’d like to run around the house my drawers, and with her here, I felt inhabited.

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

Making suppository remarks about our country.

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

Spontanooity

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

The Dago on the Yarmulke.

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

Candlestine romance

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

My doctor tells me I got a communications disease.

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

Black Panther leader Elder Cleavage.

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

They were living high on the cob.

So I started giving her mouth to mouth restitution, there.

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

Home wasn't built in a day.

(1905 – 1974) radio comedian

He's going up and down like a metronome.

… hangin' around her neck like an albacore.

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

We have passed a lot of water since then.

(1879 – 1974) film producer
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