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LadyClaire

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 01:05:51 PM »
I always love being asked if I have something "Pacific" in mind. 

A (very un)esteemed member of Congress, who shall remain nameless but who is from my hometown (darn it) says "pacific" when she means "specific."

However, since she is about as sharp as a bag of wet hair, this is the least of her sins.

A lot of my co-workers say "pacific", too. Drives me nuts.

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 01:15:15 PM »
I know many people that say "ideal" instead of "idea". As in what a great ideal.....drives me a bit batty.



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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2010, 01:16:37 PM »
I know many people that say "ideal" instead of "idea". As in what a great ideal.....drives me a bit batty.

well, it beats "idear". At least ideal is a word.

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2010, 01:20:28 PM »
When I waited tables, I would do my best to not cringe when someone ordered "scrimps" with their meal.  That one drives me bonkers.
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2010, 01:28:29 PM »
Here's another one. I'm not sure if it's an actual malapropism or if it's a difference in US/UK word usage, but this is the only time I've ever seen it.

A UK woman I used to talk with over MSN quite a bit used to *always*, every single time, write "prize" when she meant "price" and vice versa. It was, not "fingernails on a chalkboard" annoying, but a little distracting anyway.

I've never seen anybody else, even from the UK, do this, so I think it was just her. Or am I wrong? I will happily stand corrected if I am.

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010, 01:30:19 PM »
I know many people that say "ideal" instead of "idea". As in what a great ideal.....drives me a bit batty.

DF uses "costed" in place of "cost"...as do a lot of people around where I live, actually.

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 03:46:56 PM »

I know someone whose son has an apartment in Washington state overlooking 'Pubic Sound'. He had 'prostrate' surgery, too.

I still have trouble with 'virgin' and 'version'. I don't even try to sing "Silent Night" anymore.

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2010, 03:49:06 PM »
I still have trouble with 'virgin' and 'version'. I don't even try to sing "Silent Night" anymore.

"Round yon Verizon, mother and child"?

Sounds like a good plot for one of their commercials.

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2010, 07:56:08 PM »
When I waited tables, I would do my best to not cringe when someone ordered "scrimps" with their meal.  That one drives me bonkers.

My SMIL says "shwimps". Makes me nuts.
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2010, 09:13:09 PM »
college news paper. early 1970s. fundamentalist church related.  head line  "women's dorm open for pubic display" :o  within 1 1/2 hours a new paper printed, and they tried to collect all the original printing.

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 09:20:14 PM »
When I waited tables, I would do my best to not cringe when someone ordered "scrimps" with their meal.  That one drives me bonkers.

My SMIL says "shwimps". Makes me nuts.

Is your SMIL Barbara Walters?  :D

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2010, 11:09:44 PM »
*snerk* Not that I know of, and interestingly it's the only word she lisps on.

If she ever asks me what kind of tree I'd be I'll get back to you!
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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 09:50:39 AM »
Our cat, Wicket, was part Maine Coon part who knows what else.  Very beautiful, long, fluffy fur.  Bless her heart, every time she tried to describe his fur, she'd say "He's fluffy, you know, like a Parisian."

Ahh, yes...how do the French get such volume in their hair?

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Re: And here's to you, Mrs. Malaprop ...
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2010, 10:08:52 AM »
My nephew calls our cat Chester "The Cursed Cursive One".

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2010, 01:27:55 PM »
I have only one thing to say about this topic:

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