History Main / MalAProper

24th Jun '16 12:18:26 AM PaulA
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** The Fourth Doctor, when recovering from electrocution in "The Android Invasion", deliriously recites the beginning of the Dormouse's story of the three sisters in the treacle well, from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. However he gives the sisters the names of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Three Sisters''.

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** The Fourth Doctor, when recovering from electrocution in "The Android Invasion", deliriously recites the beginning of the Dormouse's story of the three sisters in the treacle well, from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. However he gives the sisters the names of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Three Sisters''.''Theatre/ThreeSisters''.
29th May '16 11:05:28 AM eowynjedi
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** Even ''Vetinari'' has malapropped, for example saying that [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist von Lipwig]] has "danced the sisal two-step" instead of the existing idiom of "the hemp fandango." And also in Going Postal, confusing "the glass ceiling" with "the Agatean Wall". Though with Vetinari, it's equally likely he's getting the phrases wrong on purpose, especially the second example.

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** Even ''Vetinari'' has malapropped, for example saying that [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist von Lipwig]] has "danced the sisal two-step" instead of the existing idiom of "the hemp fandango." fandango" or referring to a street fight as a "gang crumble" rather than "rumble". And also in Going Postal, confusing "the glass ceiling" with "the Agatean Wall". Though with Vetinari, it's equally likely he's getting the phrases wrong on purpose, especially the second example.
30th Apr '16 3:17:13 PM Bulby08
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* ''Series/CougarTown'': Jules often does this with words and phrases she thinks should have different meanings, and then Ellie "approves" the change, much to Grayson's chagrin.
20th Apr '16 6:15:45 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come from someone trying out an idiom that they don't quite understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":

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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come from someone trying out an idiom that they don't quite understand, e.g. "fucked "screwed the pooch":
20th Apr '16 6:14:14 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come from someone trying out an English idiom that they don't quite understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":

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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come from someone trying out an English idiom that they don't quite understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":
20th Apr '16 6:13:44 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come with someone trying to say an English idiom that they don't understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":

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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come with from someone trying to say out an English idiom that they don't quite understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":
20th Apr '16 6:12:35 AM lady_peaseblossom
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** Also discussed on Game Grumps during one episode, in which Danny describes the potential hilarity that can come with someone trying to say an English idiom that they don't understand, e.g. "fucked the pooch":
-->'''Danny''': DAMMIT! I had sex with the dog! I really fellated a canine!
1st Apr '16 10:59:13 PM TheCuza
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* Mike Hamar on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'': "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, and the prostituting attorney..." [[StickyFingers You'd think he of all people would know how that phrase is supposed to go]].

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* Mike Hamar on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'': "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, and the prostituting attorney..." [[StickyFingers You'd think he of all people would know how that phrase is supposed to go]].go. [[StickyFingers He's definitely heard it enough times]].
1st Apr '16 10:58:31 PM TheCuza
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* Literature/MikeHammer on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'': "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, and the prostituting attorney..."

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* Literature/MikeHammer Mike Hamar on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'': "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, and the prostituting attorney..."" [[StickyFingers You'd think he of all people would know how that phrase is supposed to go]].
6th Mar '16 2:53:46 AM eroock
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The distinguishing characteristic of the '''Malaproper''' is that they constantly replace words with similar-sounding but wrong ones. A common form of this is for the Malaproper to mangle proverbs, idioms, and other figures of speech. They may use overly complicated synonyms that make them sound wrong; e.g., "The cat's out of the bag" becomes "[[ExpospeakGag The feline has been released from the sack!]]" Alternatively, they may use words that sound ''almost'' right -- "Let's get this shoe on the toad!" for "Let's get this show on the road!" They may also nonsensically combine figures of speech ("You can't cross the same river without breaking a few eggs"). (See MixedMetaphor.) This character will sometimes be corrected, [[ChainOfCorrections not that this does any good]].

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The distinguishing characteristic of the '''Malaproper''' Malaproper is that they constantly replace words with similar-sounding but wrong ones. A common form of this is for the Malaproper to mangle proverbs, idioms, and other figures of speech. They may use overly complicated synonyms that make them sound wrong; e.g., "The cat's out of the bag" becomes "[[ExpospeakGag The feline has been released from the sack!]]" Alternatively, they may use words that sound ''almost'' right -- "Let's get this shoe on the toad!" for "Let's get this show on the road!" They may also nonsensically combine figures of speech ("You can't cross the same river without breaking a few eggs"). (See MixedMetaphor.) This character will sometimes be corrected, [[ChainOfCorrections not that this does any good]].
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