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27th Jun '16 8:39:31 PM PaulA
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* Mrs. Malaprop in ''Theatre/TheRivals'' was a famous example, and inspired the coining of the term "malapropism":
-->'''Mrs. Malaprop:''' Then, sir, she should have a supercilious knowledge in accounts; and as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries; but above all, Sir Anthony, she should be mistress of orthodoxy, that she might not mis-spell, and mis-pronounce words so shamefully as girls usually do; and likewise that she might reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying.
17th Jun '16 8:17:56 PM Doug86
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* Imperial Pimpotron Alpha from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', who could give [[OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. It seems that his speech derives from WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture, which results in some weird neologisms:

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* Imperial Pimpotron Alpha from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', who could give [[OneOverZero [[Webcomic/OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. It seems that his speech derives from WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture, which results in some weird neologisms:
30th May '16 8:41:34 PM Doug86
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** Bottom from ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' also makes a habit of this.

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** Bottom from ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' also makes a habit of this.
30th Apr '16 12:50:50 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Stefano claims that he wants to "facilitate and remain observatory" while working for Uncle Monty.

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* In the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Stefano claims that he wants to "facilitate and remain observatory" while working for Uncle Monty.
15th Apr '16 3:50:00 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Mirror, Mirror, On the Ed", Eddy indulges in this while doing an impression of [[TheSmartGuy Edd]].
-->'''Eddy:''' Oh, the insanitary! My skinny arms cannot bear the weight!
24th Mar '16 5:22:05 PM SparkRith
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* Little Carmine Lupertazzi, in his constant efforts to demonstrate erudition he never had and couldn't begin to spell, fell prey to this on ''Series/TheSopranos'' with monotonous regularity.
13th Jan '16 12:10:05 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Stanley Baxter Playhouse'' episode "Two Desperate Men", based on "The Ransom of Red Chief" by Creator/OHenry, this is part of the characterisation of Hughie, the kidnapper played by Baxter, for example calling Glasgow "That great sprawling metamorphosis". This gets lampshaded by the kidnap victim:
-->'''Logan''': And Scout gets his words wrong because he's trying to sound clever.\\
'''Hughie''': That's ostentatious!
8th Jan '16 4:43:15 PM TSBasilisk
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* Goku in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has a tendency to use words and phrases he doesn't actually understand. This can range from funny to awkward.
4th Jan '16 4:49:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[SoulCalibur Yoshimitsu's]] dialect is somewhere between this and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. Not that it stops him from being a BadAss.

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* [[SoulCalibur [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Yoshimitsu's]] dialect is somewhere between this and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. Not that it stops him from being a BadAss.
1st Dec '15 2:41:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of DaveBarry's "Mister Language Person" columns suggested using this as "Power Vocabulary" to impress your boss with:

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* One of DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's "Mister Language Person" columns suggested using this as "Power Vocabulary" to impress your boss with:



* In ''Literature/BridgetJones: The Edge of Reason'', Bridget tries to start off her interview with Creator/ColinFirth by asking him about a movie of his that isn't ''PrideAndPrejudice'', and comes up with: "Do you think the book of ''FeverPitch'' has spored a confessional gender?" (She was supposed to ask him if it had "spawned a confessional genre," but had heard the phrase wrong.) He struggles to come up with a reasonable answer to this nonsensical question.

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* In ''Literature/BridgetJones: The Edge of Reason'', Bridget tries to start off her interview with Creator/ColinFirth by asking him about a movie of his that isn't ''PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', and comes up with: "Do you think the book of ''FeverPitch'' ''Literature/FeverPitch'' has spored a confessional gender?" (She was supposed to ask him if it had "spawned a confessional genre," but had heard the phrase wrong.) He struggles to come up with a reasonable answer to this nonsensical question.
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