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.

The scene is dull; tell him to put more life into his dying.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

We shouldn’t have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say.

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

So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?

(1980 – ) popular singer

She is going to join the gym to lose some weights.

I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

I think the family was from Hungaria.

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

The man is United through and through – cut him and he bleeds red.

Scottish football player & broadcaster

The drivers have one foot on the brake, one on the clutch, and one on the throttle.

auto racing commentator

Laird has been brought in to stand in the corner of the circle.

Australian cricketer & commentator

Women Liberteens

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

We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

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

My sport is about 90 percent strength and 40 per cent technique.

Wrist-wrestling champion

You can sum up this sport in two words: You never know.

(1922 – ) boxing trainer & manager

I never liked you, and I always will.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

I've got my faults, but living in the past isn't one of them; there's no future in it.

(1934 – 2010) American baseball manager

It’s a battle with himself and with the ticking fingers of the clock.

(1926 – ) English sports commentator

It tastes like any other sport drink.

Japanese marathoner

Finley is going over to get a new piece of bat.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

He talks not probably enough yet, because of the experience he hasn't got.

English football player

I definitely want Brooklyn [his daughter] to be Christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.

professional football player

He treats me like the dirt under my feet.

(1879 – 1974) film producer
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