History Main / Malaproper

23rd Jun '17 11:47:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Shortly after the film's release, the Commodore 64 computer was released in a special pack containing the game adaptation of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. However, rather than riffing off of Arnold's catchphrase and proclaiming, "I'm back", the box proudly announced that, [[http://imgur.com/Oadq0PK "I've returned."]]

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* Shortly after the film's release, the Commodore 64 computer was released in a special pack containing the game adaptation of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. However, rather than riffing off of Arnold's catchphrase and proclaiming, "I'm back", the box [[MangledCatchphrase proudly announced that, that,]] [[http://imgur.com/Oadq0PK "I've returned."]]
11th Jun '17 11:41:09 AM nombretomado
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* Frau Stöhr in Thomas Mann's ''The Magic Mountain'' does this a lot. One notable example being her suggestion to play Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven's 'Erotica' at the grave of a recently deceased fellow patient who was a soldier.

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* Frau Stöhr in Thomas Mann's ''The Magic Mountain'' does this a lot. One notable example being her suggestion to play Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven's Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's 'Erotica' at the grave of a recently deceased fellow patient who was a soldier.
21st Apr '17 4:35:44 AM Vir
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-->'''Early:''' "Where do I see myself in five beers?\\

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-->'''Early:''' "Where Where do I see myself in five beers?\\
7th Apr '17 4:30:42 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of the CBS game show ''{{Whew}}'' was for the contestants to correct malapropisms, which in the show's vernacular were "bloopers".

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* The premise of the CBS game show ''{{Whew}}'' ''Series/{{Whew}}'' was for the contestants to correct malapropisms, which in the show's vernacular were "bloopers".
24th Mar '17 6:24:07 PM merotoker
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* Kurata Sana from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha''.

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* %%* Kurata Sana from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha''.



* Melody in ''Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats'' does this frequently. One story has Josie and Valerie shocked that "she finally got one right!" In another story, Melody's 'mixed-up maxims' are mistaken for SpySpeak, and she's handed something from another agent, because she inexplicably rattled off a code-phrase!

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* Melody [[TheDitz Melody]] in ''Comicbook/JosieAndThePussycats'' does this frequently. One story has Josie and Valerie shocked that "she finally got one right!" In another story, Melody's 'mixed-up maxims' are mistaken for SpySpeak, and she's handed something from another agent, because she inexplicably rattled off a code-phrase!



* Doc from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' does this when he gets flustered. This was a specialty of comedian Roy Atwell, who voiced the character for the film, and adopted the trademark after a real-life screw-up on Broadway.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has Pumbaa, who attempts to quote his cleverer friend, Timon: "You gotta put your behind in your past!" Even better, when Pumbaa learns that Simba is the king, he gets down on his knees and says, "I gravel at your feet." Timon corrects him there, too. It's even funnier in the Japanese dub. Pumbaa wants to say something about being Simba's servant, "shimobe." Instead he says he is his "shimobukure," which means "fat face" or "abdominal swelling."



* Leo Gorcey, in the ''Film/BoweryBoys'' comedies.

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* %%* Leo Gorcey, in the ''Film/BoweryBoys'' comedies.



* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has Pumbaa, who attempts to quote his cleverer friend, Timon: "You gotta put your behind in your past!" Even better, when Pumbaa learns that Simba is the king, he gets down on his knees and says, "I gravel at your feet." Timon corrects him there, too. It's even funnier in the Japanese dub. Pumbaa wants to say something about being Simba's servant, "shimobe." Instead he says he is his "shimobukure," which means "fat face" or "abdominal swelling."



** This was also shown in the now-closed Universal Studios Orlando ride, where he trips a guard and tells him that he will "see [him] next winter", causing the guard to feebly correct him before passing out.

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** This was also shown in [[Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide the now-closed Universal Studios Orlando ride, ride]], where he trips a guard and tells him that he will "see [him] next winter", causing the guard to feebly correct him before passing out.



*** Perhaps most {{egregious}}ly, when discussing an incident involving a ship with the already-awkward name of the ''Wonderful Fanny'' in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', he accidentally refers to it as the ''Enormous Fanny''.

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*** Perhaps most {{egregious}}ly, JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly, when discussing an incident involving a ship with the already-awkward name of the ''Wonderful Fanny'' in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', he accidentally refers to it as the ''Enormous Fanny''.



* TheTwoRonnies have a few sketches playing on this. Notably, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ0nFQgRApY The Society For The Prevention of Pismronounciation]].

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* TheTwoRonnies ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' have a few sketches playing on this. Notably, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ0nFQgRApY The Society For The Prevention of Pismronounciation]].



* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets Pillows and Blankets]], Troy thinks an ultimatum is called an "all tomato".

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* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets "[[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets Pillows and Blankets]], Blankets]]", Troy thinks an ultimatum is called an "all tomato".



* ''{{Taxi}}'' - when Latka goes through a personality change from his regular sweet-natured self to a callous suave cad, Tony calls it a case of [[HeckleAndJeckle "Doctor Jekyll and Mister Heckle"]].

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* ''{{Taxi}}'' ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' - when Latka goes through a personality change from his regular sweet-natured self to a callous suave cad, Tony calls it a case of [[HeckleAndJeckle [[WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle "Doctor Jekyll and Mister Heckle"]].



* Numerous ''Amos & Andy'' characters, particularly the Kingfish.
* Archie the Bartender, on ''Duffy's Tavern''.
* Suzy, Dan Holliday's secretary in ''Radio/Box13''.

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* %%* Numerous ''Amos & Andy'' characters, particularly the Kingfish.
* %%* Archie the Bartender, on ''Duffy's Tavern''.
* %%* Suzy, Dan Holliday's secretary in ''Radio/Box13''.



* Count Arthur Strong. That is all.

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* %%* Count Arthur Strong. That is all.



* Abercrombie Fizzwidget of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' was a caricature of this. Although [[spoiler:it is revealed at the end that Captain Qwark was impersonating him the whole time; the real Abercrombie Fizzwidget speaks perfect English. Qwark was trying to impersonate someone with a larger vocabulary than his own, and all his attempts to complexitize his languification resulted in confusified speechitude.]]

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* Abercrombie Fizzwidget of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' was a caricature of this. Although [[spoiler:it is revealed at the end that Captain Qwark was impersonating him the whole time; the real Abercrombie Fizzwidget speaks perfect English. Qwark was trying to impersonate someone with a larger vocabulary than his own, and all his attempts to complexitize his languification resulted in confusified speechitude.]]speechitude]].



* Barnum of ''VideoGame/FableII'' puts a bit too much stock in his trusty thesaurus without understanding the meaning or nuances of many of the words he tosses about.
** He gets better, though, [[spoiler: Riiight before Reaver removes a vital portion of his brain and decorates his house with it]]

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* Barnum of ''VideoGame/FableII'' puts a bit too much stock in his trusty thesaurus without understanding the meaning or nuances of many of the words he tosses about.
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about. He gets better, though, [[spoiler: Riiight before Reaver removes a vital portion of his brain and decorates his house with it]]it]].



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has a few characters who are prone to these due to their unfamiliarity with the local language.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has a few characters who are prone to these due to their unfamiliarity with the local language.



* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', more so in the cartoon version.
* Linka from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Ma-Ti from the same show has a few of these as well.
* Mikey Simon on ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''.
* All the babies in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' do this, even the more mature Angelica. Most of the babies' internal logic in this show was based on malapropisms and the sheer willingness of everyone else to believe they were telling the truth.
** Occasionally subverted, though, as sometimes Angelica says a malapropism and the babies repeat back the right word.
* Doc from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' does this when he gets flustered. This was a specialty of comedian Roy Atwell, who voiced the character for the film, and adopted the trademark after a real-life screw-up on Broadway.
* Exile from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''.

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* Starfire %%* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', more so in the cartoon version.
* %%* Linka from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Ma-Ti from the same show has a few of these as well.
* %%* Mikey Simon on ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''.
* All the babies in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' do this, even the more mature Angelica. Most of the babies' internal logic in this show was based on malapropisms and the sheer willingness of everyone else to believe they were telling the truth.
**
truth. Occasionally subverted, though, as sometimes Angelica says a malapropism and the babies repeat back the right word.
* Doc from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' does this when he gets flustered. This was a specialty of comedian Roy Atwell, who voiced the character for the film, and adopted the trademark after a real-life screw-up on Broadway.
*
%%* Exile from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers''.



* Pugsy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangface}}''.

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* %%* Pugsy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangface}}''.



* D.W. from Arthur does this every now and then and is always immediately corrected by Arthur. Justified in that she is four years old.

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* D.W. from Arthur ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' does this every now and then and is always immediately corrected by Arthur. Justified in that she is four years old.



** "The Japanese are like incredible yellow ants." ''While on a state visit to Japan.'' This was ostensibly meant as a ''compliment'' to illustrate the strength of the Japanese economy and perceived work ethic in the early 90's (itself rife with UnfortunateImplications), but obviously [[InnocentBigot just came across as mind-numbingly racist]], even when most quotes leave out the "yellow" bit. Although she was PM for about a year, all that many in France remember of her, if anything, are the above statements, and she's perceived as so incompetent that there's even a somewhat widely-held [[UrbanLegend belief]] that she only got the job due to being [[TheCasanova President Mitterrand]]'s mistress. As she was the only female Prime Minister in French history, this is usually stated with sexist undertones, but considering we're talking about [[ReallyGetsAround François]] [[MayDecemberRomance Mitterrand]] here, it [[TruthInTelevision may not have been inaccurate.]]

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** "The Japanese are like incredible yellow ants." ''While on a state visit to Japan.'' This was ostensibly meant as a ''compliment'' to illustrate the strength of the Japanese economy and perceived work ethic in the early 90's (itself rife with UnfortunateImplications), but obviously [[InnocentBigot just came across as mind-numbingly racist]], even when most quotes leave out the "yellow" bit. Although she was PM for about a year, all that many in France remember of her, if anything, are the above statements, and she's perceived as so incompetent that there's even a somewhat widely-held [[UrbanLegend [[UrbanLegends belief]] that she only got the job due to being [[TheCasanova President Mitterrand]]'s mistress. As she was the only female Prime Minister in French history, this is usually stated with sexist undertones, but considering we're talking about [[ReallyGetsAround François]] [[MayDecemberRomance Mitterrand]] here, it [[TruthInTelevision may not have been inaccurate.]]



** On the flip side of the coin, political commentator and Creator/DonaldTrump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes made a reference to "mazel tov cocktails" on a CNN appearance toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.
* Creator/JohnTravolta's infamous "Adele Dazim" when introducing Creator/IdinaMenzel at the AcademyAwards. She retaliated by introducing him the following year as "Glom Gazingo" - just after host Neil Patrick Harris said "Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, great actor and how John Travolta calls Ben Affleck".

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** On the flip side of the coin, political commentator and Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes made a reference to "mazel tov cocktails" on a CNN appearance toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.
* Creator/JohnTravolta's infamous "Adele Dazim" when introducing Creator/IdinaMenzel at the AcademyAwards.UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. She retaliated by introducing him the following year as "Glom Gazingo" - just after host Neil Patrick Harris said "Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, great actor and how John Travolta calls Ben Affleck".
18th Mar '17 8:13:34 AM erforce
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* In ''[[WebAnimation/StarWreck Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning]]'', Emperor Pirk has problems with complicated words. Some examples:

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* In ''[[WebAnimation/StarWreck Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning]]'', ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'', Emperor Pirk has problems with complicated words. Some examples:
14th Mar '17 9:24:04 PM jccw227
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* Jason, of all people, did this in one ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' comic. He and his friend Marcus, on March 15th, dressed up as giant eyeballs while chanting "Beware the eyes of March" in an attempt to scare Paige. Paige just corrected them, saying that it was supposed to be the "'Ides' of March".

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* Jason, of all people, did this in one ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' comic. He and his friend Marcus, on March 15th, dressed up as giant eyeballs while chanting "Beware the eyes of March" in an attempt to scare Paige. Paige just corrected them, saying that it was supposed to be the "'Ides' "''Ides'' of March".
14th Mar '17 9:23:43 PM jccw227
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* Jason, of all people, did this in one ''ComicStrip/Foxtrot'' comic. He and his friend Marcus, on March 15th, dressed up as giant eyeballs while chanting "Beware the eyes of March" in an attempt to scare Paige. Paige just corrected them, saying that it was supposed to be the "'Ides' of March".

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* Jason, of all people, did this in one ''ComicStrip/Foxtrot'' ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' comic. He and his friend Marcus, on March 15th, dressed up as giant eyeballs while chanting "Beware the eyes of March" in an attempt to scare Paige. Paige just corrected them, saying that it was supposed to be the "'Ides' of March".
14th Mar '17 9:22:18 PM jccw227
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* Jason, of all people, did this in one ''ComicStrip/Foxtrot'' comic. He and his friend Marcus, on March 15th, dressed up as giant eyeballs while chanting "Beware the eyes of March" in an attempt to scare Paige. Paige just corrected them, saying that it was supposed to be the "'Ides' of March".
22nd Feb '17 6:52:02 AM Screwhorn77
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* Vitaliy Klichko, a former boxer, was discovered to be one after becoming the mayor of Kyiv. His quotes make great [[MemeticMutation memes]].
** ''Today, not everyone can look into tomorrow. To be more precise, not only everyone can look into there, few people can do this...''
** ''I. for one, can't see any smells.''
** ''I want to draw everyone's attention <to the fact that> I talked to many militiamen who died, with people, protestants who died and they all ask the same question...''
** ''I have two deputies, four of which...'' No further elaboration needed.
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