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: Cribbed the Berra list from That Other Wiki
: I thought this page needed to be malapropized, so I messed with some of the other trope names. I think it still reads okay, but I'd like a second opinion.
: Reads funny to me.;)
: Dropped the Berra quote because it's already on Beam Me Up, Scotty!
, where, I think, it fits better. (But then I'm a bit biased seeing as I put it there and all.)
Getty Le Fou
: Err... Teal'c speak and the like aren't actually malapropisms. A malapropism is just when you use a word which sounds similar to the one you want to use, not a general term for using a figure of speech incorrectly or differently. So "a vast suppository of information" is indeed a malapropism, but "things will, in fact, calm up," is not one (even if it is one of my favorite Teal'c quotes.) It's also important to distinguish between malapropisms and eggcorns
, which are related but distinct speech errors. These aren't the only criteria for something to be a malapropism, but it seems like this page is a catch-all for several kinds of speech errors, not for malapropisms in particular.
: Cut the following example:
- Dr. Doppler from Treasure Planet does this sometimes, accidentally calling a small child deplorable as a quick example. However, he corrects himself quickly when he does it.
I'm pretty sure this one was meant to be a Freudian slip rather than a malapropism—as in he does
think the child is deplorable, he just didn't mean to say it out loud.
: I added Doc from Disney's Snow White
. I'm not if there's a more specific trope for what he does, though...