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Thursday, October 22, 2015


The word for this week is malapropism [mal-uh-prop-iz-uh m]. According to Your Dictionary, the word is a noun meaning "the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is similar in pronunciation". These mistakes often result in amusing sentences, like the following:

I'm an eternal optometrist.
Instead of: I'm an eternal optimist.

For all intensive porpoises, this is a silly sentence.
Instead of: For all intents and purposes, 
this is a silly sentence.

I resemble that remark!
Instead of: I resent that remark!

Don't take me for granite.
Instead of: Don't take me for granted.

Have you ever heard or said a malapropism that made you laugh? I'd love for you to share it here!

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