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What is the definition of malapropism?

Answer   A malapropism in literature is a type of humor when a character uses a wrong, but similar word. For example, in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the nurs (MORE)

What is an example of a malapropism?

A malapropism is when an individual confuses two words and substitutes the word they mean for a similar sounding or spelt word. An example being, were my wife having a mammogr (MORE)

Examples of Malapropism?

Their business was very successful, and they were making money hand over foot. (The correct expression to use here is "hand over fist".) It's dirty work, so you will want to (MORE)
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Example of a malapropism?

A malapropism is when an individual confuses two words and substitutes the word they mean for a similar sounding or spelt word. An example being, were my wife having a mammogr (MORE)

Examples of malapropisms?

A malapropism is substituting a similar sounding word for the  correct word. An example would be singing "excuse me while I kiss  this guy" instead of "excuse me while I kis (MORE)
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Where did the word malapropism?

The word is derived from the French 'mal a propos' literally 'ill suited'. The term malapropism comes from Sheridans play The Rivals, in particular the character Mrs Malaprop (MORE)
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Is runny babbit an example of a malapropism?

No, it is an example of a spoonerism. A spoonerism is the exchanging of the initial consonants of a pair of words, or the transferring of the initial consonant(s) of one word (MORE)
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Is malapropism a literary tool?

A malapropism is a misused word. When done on purpose by an author, it can have the literary effect of removing credibility from the person who said the malapropism. For examp (MORE)