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.

It’s absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

These people haven’t seen the last of my face. If I go down, I’m going down standing up.

American basketball player

This is only a little mispensation.

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

He's ranked number three in Britain, number four in the world. You can't get any higher!

English darts player

He's usually a good puller – but he couldn't get it up that time.

Australian cricketer & commentator

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

Pedroza – the crown on his head hanging by a thread.

British sports commentator

Ron Guidry is not very big, maybe 140 pounds, but he has an arm like a lion.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

I don’t like to look back in retrospect.

professional football player

She literally wiped the court with her opponent.

Largess, smalless, any kind of ess.

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

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.

(1913 – 2006) 36th U.S. president

Raise the urinals.

professional baseball player & announcer

If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

If you lose your best cornerback and punter, I’d say that’s a double loss.

(1936 – ) American football coach & television announcer

And now the sequence of events in no particular order.

(1931 – ) television newscaster

… New Jersey?

(1973 – ) American actress

That's one of the best sets I've seen him play[Tomas Zib] – although I should preface that by saying I haven't seen him play before

American professional tennis player

Michael Owen isn't the tallest of lads, but his height more than makes up for that.

English football player & announcer

Why do you always insist on playing while I’m trying to conduct?

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

As a runner Daley Thompson is excellent, as a jumper he is excellent, and as a thrower he is an excellent runner and jumper.

British journalist, author, commentator & coach
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