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18th Jul '16 7:20:12 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* Archie from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was prone to doing this. He used big words frequently and almost always incorrectly.

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* Archie from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was prone to doing this. He used big words frequently and almost always incorrectly.[[http://www.archiebunkerquotes.com/1.html incorrectly]].
17th Jul '16 2:18:13 PM schoi30
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''(Cut to a live-action shot of a baby sucking on a pacifier shaped like Whiskers's head)''

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''(Cut -->''(Cut to a live-action shot of a baby sucking on a pacifier shaped like Whiskers's head)''
17th Jul '16 2:17:45 PM schoi30
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-->'''Mr. Whiskers:''' I'm no fighter, I'm a pacifier! (Cut to a live-action shot of a baby sucking on a pacifier with Whiskers's head) You know what I mean.

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-->'''Mr. Whiskers:''' I'm no fighter, I'm a pacifier! (Cut pacifier!
''(Cut
to a live-action shot of a baby sucking on a pacifier with shaped like Whiskers's head) head)''
-->'''Mr. Whiskers:'''
You know what I mean.
17th Jul '16 2:16:30 PM schoi30
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* From ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'':
-->'''Mr. Whiskers:''' I'm no fighter, I'm a pacifier! (Cut to a live-action shot of a baby sucking on a pacifier with Whiskers's head) You know what I mean.
15th Jul '16 1:42:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Coyote from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' seems incapable of pronouncing Antimony Carver's name, rendering it as Abalone, Acrimony Barber, or just [[FieryRedhead Fire]] [[RedHeadedHero Head]] Girl. By this point, it may be more of an in-joke than anything else.

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* Coyote from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' seems incapable of pronouncing Antimony Carver's name, rendering it as Abalone, Acrimony Barber, or just [[FieryRedhead Fire]] [[RedHeadedHero Head]] Girl.Firehead Girl]]. By this point, it may be more of an in-joke than anything else.
1st Jul '16 7:28:43 AM Vir
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* Peridot of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' does this from time to time. Mostly due to [[JustifiedTrope not being from earth and not really interacting with humans outside of Steven]].

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* Peridot of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' does this from time to time. Mostly due to [[JustifiedTrope not being from earth Earth and not really interacting with humans outside of Steven]].
1st Jul '16 7:28:24 AM Vir
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* Blob from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamStone'' wavers in and out of this depending on RuleOfFunny. [[DelusionsOfEloquence It seems to hit him the hardest when he's trying to sound either intelligent or authoritative.]]

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* Blob from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamStone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' wavers in and out of this depending on RuleOfFunny. [[DelusionsOfEloquence It seems to hit him the hardest when he's trying to sound either intelligent or authoritative.]]
27th Jun '16 8:34:46 PM PaulA
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The term "malaproper" comes from "malapropism," which, in turn, is derived from ''malapropos'', an adjective or adverb meaning "inappropriate" or "inappropriately". However, it's more typically attributed to Mrs. Malaprop, a character from the 1775 play ''The Rivals'' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Given that Mrs. Malaprop's name and character were based on the idea of making ''malapropos'' statements, it's a chicken and egg matter.

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The term "malaproper" comes from "malapropism," which, "malapropism", a reference to Mrs. Malaprop, a character from the 1775 play ''Theatre/TheRivals'' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan whose name, in turn, is derived from ''malapropos'', an adjective or adverb meaning "inappropriate" or "inappropriately". However, it's more typically attributed to Mrs. Malaprop, a character from the 1775 play ''The Rivals'' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Given that Mrs. Malaprop's name and character were based on the idea of making ''malapropos'' statements, it's a chicken and egg matter.
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* In ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext One of Our Thursdays is Missing]]'', Mrs. Malaprop from ''The Rivals'' is one of the Bookworld characters, and her famed characteristic is exaggerated to the point that she must communicate entirely in malapropisms, which often requires that the reader sound out her sentences in order to understand her meaning.
-->'''Mrs. Malaprop:''' (in reference to a particularly annoying dodo) Eggs tincture is too good for the burred.

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* In ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext One of Our Thursdays is Missing]]'', Mrs. Malaprop from ''The Rivals'' ''Theatre/TheRivals'' is one of the Bookworld characters, and her famed characteristic is exaggerated to the point that she must communicate entirely in malapropisms, which often requires that the reader sound out her sentences in order to understand her meaning.
-->'''Mrs. Malaprop:''' (in ''[in reference to a particularly annoying dodo) dodo]'' Eggs tincture is too good for the burred.
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.
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