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.

This boxer is doing what's expected of him, bleeding from the nose.

British sports commentator

Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

Consistently, he’s not able to do that all the time.

I can tell you it’s a magnificent sensation when the gap opens up like that and you just burst right through.

New Zealand rugby player & commentator

American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.

(1969 – ) U.S. Representative (Delaware)

I’m going to the Colonel next. I’m gonna get a big bucket of chicken chests and smashed potatoes.

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

When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.

(1872 – 1933) 30th U.S. president

I am not going to give you a number for it because it’s not my business to do intelligent work.

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

I wish they'd hurry up and get their act in gear.

The United States has so much to offer the third world war.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

I’m traveling to all 51 states to see who can stop #85.

professional football player (#85)

That’s why I don’t talk. Because I talk too much.

professional baseball player

I know this music from memory, not from the music.

(1899 – 1985) Hungarian-born conductor & violinist

The tiger, he come up with the tigeress. The lion, he come up with the lionette. The zebra, he come up with the zeberelle.

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

I’m glad for your gratification.

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

Pete Rose has three thousand hits and three thousand fourteen overall.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

We are not going to be any three-clouds-and-a-yard-of-dust team.

football coach

He was between a rock and the deep blue sea.

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest; if you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.

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

That was the straw that twisted the camel's neck.

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

English football player

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