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13th Dec '17 9:18:09 AM TwilightLord
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* Goofy in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games does this occasionally, such as saying "muddling" instead of "meddling" and "traffic system" instead of "transit system". In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Doc]] does it too, just like in the original movie.
** Pete is also prone to them in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Kingdom Hearts Re:coded]]'' due to his unfamiliarity with computing terms, resulting in him coming up with words like "data-matronics".



* Senor Cardgage on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who can just ''never'' decide on what to say.

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* Senor Cardgage on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who can just ''never'' decide on what to say. This originated from his conception as "creepy-comb-over Strong Bad", which was Strong Bad's imagination of what he would be like if he wasn't the "stylish, buff, handsome man in a wrestling mask" that he is. One of CCOSB's {{character tic}}s was that he would "say some cool phrase that's almost one word and not quite another".
13th Dec '17 9:08:04 AM TwilightLord
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* Redd White from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', who would bungle words in order to make himself seem more impressive.

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* Redd White from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', who would bungle words in order to make himself seem more impressive. (This is a {{Woolseyism}} - in the original Japanese, he speaks GratuitousEnglish.)
13th Dec '17 8:58:59 AM TwilightLord
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--->'''Blackadder''': "...and the Pauper", sir.
--->'''George''': Oh yes, of course. [[SustainedMisunderstanding The Prince and the Porpoise and the Pauper.]]
11th Dec '17 10:10:30 AM MikeW
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** In one issue, a fellow warrior notes you can always tell when Lucullan is truly angry as "it's the one time he actually talks sense."
10th Dec '17 10:40:51 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
--> '''Joey Mousepad:''' What if management remains intragnisant[[labelnote:*]]Likely trying to say "Intransigent", meaning "inflexible" or "uncompromising".[[/labelnote]]?\\
'''Donbot:''' From the context, it is clear what you mean.
4th Dec '17 2:18:46 PM TheGreatConversation
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* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare was fond of having characters, especially lower-class characters who speak in prose, use a number of malapropisms (long before Sheridan was even born).
** Constable Dogberry in ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing''.
** Constable Elbow in ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure''. The babbling constable was a fairly common device in plays of the time, commenting on the fact that it was difficult to get competent people to fill law enforcement positions, due to the low pay.

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* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare was fond of having characters, especially lower-class characters who speak in prose, use a number of malapropisms (long before Sheridan was even born).
** Constable Dogberry in ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing''.
** Constable Elbow in ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure''. The babbling constable was a fairly common device in plays of
born). Tragically, it can be easy to miss the time, commenting on humor if you're not familiar with Elizabethan English, since its archaic but correct terms can disguise the fact that it was difficult to get competent people to fill law enforcement positions, due to the low pay.impostors in their midst.



** Juliet's nurse from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' also speaks almost entirely in these.
** When, in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', Olivia comments on Toby Belch's "lethargy," his reply is:
--->"Lechery? I defy lechery!"

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** Juliet's nurse from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' also speaks almost entirely in these.
these, for which she is hilariously ridiculed.
--->'''Nurse:''' ''[to Romeo]'' If you be he, sir, I desire some ''confidence'' with you.\\
'''Benvolio:''' She will ''indite'' him to some supper.
** Constable Dogberry in ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', whose watch have comprehended two auspicious persons.
** Constable Elbow in ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure''. The babbling constable was a fairly common device in plays of the time, commenting on the fact that it was difficult to get competent people to fill law enforcement positions, due to the low pay.
** When, in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'', Olivia comments on Toby Belch's "lethargy," his reply drunken response is:
--->"Lechery? --->'''Sir Toby:''' Lechery? I defy lechery!"lechery!



** Launce in ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'': "I have received my ''proportion'', like the ''prodigious'' son..."

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** Launce in ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'': "I have ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' has received my his ''proportion'', like the ''prodigious'' son..."son.
** The Gravedigger in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a capable philosopher, but he does tend to make unfortunate substitutions such as ''argal'' for ''ergo''.
** Mistress Quickly in the [[Theatre/HenryIVPart1 He]][[Theatre/HenryIVPart2 nri]][[Theatre/HenryV ad]] is also prone to this.
16th Nov '17 3:43:20 PM marymichael
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** Will Ferrell's George Dubya Bush.
--> '''Jim Lehrer:''' Governor Bush, the next question is for you. Two weeks ago, at a meeting of the Economic Club in Detroit, you said the following: "More seldom than not, the movies gives us exquisite sex and wholesome violence, that underscores our values. Every two child did. I will." What did you mean by that?\\
'''Bush:''' *clears throat* Pass.
15th Nov '17 3:24:57 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/DieLieweHeksie'', Lavinia the witch has difficulty with long words and peoples' names. Her sophisticated friend Karel Kat has to gently correct her about his ''helicopter'', for instance, not a ''mielecopter'' as she describes it.
3rd Nov '17 6:23:03 PM elle1072
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** From season 1 episode "Wheels", Kurt excitedly tells his dad he was able to hit a high note in the solo he's auditioning for.
-->'''Burt''': Congratulations on hitting the kool-aid or High C or whatever...
-->'''Kurt''': High F.
-->'''Burt''': Whatever.
8th Oct '17 5:47:21 AM jormis29
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** Red Hot Ryder, the dimbulb from ''Buckaroo Bugs'', doesn't so much deliver a malapropism as it is a non-sequitur:

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** Red Hot Ryder, the dimbulb from ''Buckaroo Bugs'', ''WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs'', doesn't so much deliver a malapropism as it is a non-sequitur:
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