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Malapropism!

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5 Mar
4:05pm, 5 Mar 2021
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larkim
[In fact, I seem to post it every two years or so!]
5 Mar
4:10pm, 5 Mar 2021
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Eynsham Red
It’s always worth reminding us for a chuckle larkim.
5 Mar
6:40pm, 5 Mar 2021
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SteveC NordRunner
You should put that on the senior moments thread ;)
12 Apr
3:34pm, 12 Apr 2021
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Fragile Do Not Bend
On a local FB page someone posted

“I know it is a massive slingshot but has anyone found a heavy silver earring in town centre?”
12 Apr
3:48pm, 12 Apr 2021
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trumpton riots
There are lots of people who have to arcs permission. I ask you.....
12 Apr
5:04pm, 12 Apr 2021
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MarkyMarkMark (3M)
Permission granted, tr. ;-)

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Maintained by MarkyMarkMark (3M)
The word "malapropism" (and its earlier variant "malaprop") comes from a character named "Mrs. Malaprop" in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 play The Rivals. Mrs. Malaprop frequently misspeaks (to comic effect) by using words which don't have the meaning that she intends but which sound similar to words that do.

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