Saturday, May 13, 2017

Malaphors

Malaphors:  Combine malapropisms and mixed metaphors, and you've got a malaphor. It's a "mixture of two idioms, creating a sort of malaprop in metaphor form." A famous example is the song "We'll Burn That Bridge When We Get There," although that was intentional.

3 comments:

Dan said...

I remember seeing scrawled on a toilet wall at College:

"Life is like a metaphor"

Under which someone wrote:

"No you fool! Like is like a simile!"

Howard said...

Not sure if this counts. But once I heard a guy yell "If he's not there, I'll kick his ass!"

Cherry said...

My personal fave is, "It's not rocket surgery."