Subject: Misspokements


Amusing, unintended verbal gaffes, grammatical errors or misuse of words, phrases, pronunciation or vocabulary – often uttered by sports personalities – most notably ‘Yogi’ Berra.

And the first five places are filled by five different cars.

(1923 – ) English motorsport commentator

I intend to open this country up to democracy, and anyone who is against that, I will jail.

(1918 – 1999) Brazilian military leader & politician

Son, we’d like to keep you around this season but we’re going to try and win a pennant.

(1890 – 1975) American baseball manager

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

That e-mail was from Ann On.

I am B-U-Z-Y, busy!

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

There is one word in America that says it all, and that word is, ‘You never know.’

professional baseball player

We know where they are; they’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.

(1932 – ) American businessman & U.S. Secretary of Defense

To hell with them small towns, I'll stick to New York.

(1893 – 1980) American singer, pianist, comedian & actor

I think it's that lack of width with his height.

English football player & analyst

You're a liar. There ain't no “Hotel Episode” in Detroit!

professional baseball player

What a waste it is to lose one's mind; or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

I used to go missing a lot – Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss Germany…

(1946 – 2005) Irish professional football player

Maude: That man had charisma!

Archie: I don't care if he was sick!

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

(He’s) is wearing his hair differently this year, short and with curls like Randy Jones wears… I think you call it a Frisbee.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

Reporter: What did you think about the collective bargaining proposal?

Payton: (making $2,700,000 per year): People would have to cut their lifestyle, and they’d live like penny-pinchers.

professional football coach

Television has raised writing to a new low.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

There's a deep fly ball… Winfield goes back, back… his head hits the wall… it's rolling towards second base.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

Villeneuve is now twelve seconds ahead of Villeneuve.

(1923 – ) English motorsport commentator

I would have brung you flowers too, but I read in a magazine that they suck up all the carbon monoxygen.

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

We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician
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