Malapropism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "malapropism" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Howard Mittelmark
“We have no way of knowing what words you are going to misuse, so we cannot offer you a list. What we can offer, though, is a test that you yourself can apply to any word, whenever you are in doubt.

A Test: Do I Know This Word?
Ask yourself: 'Do I know this word?'
If the answer is no, then you do not know it.”
Howard Mittelmark, How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide

Pam Houston
“For the people of my country," Renato said, "water is everything: love, life, religion... even God."

"It is like that for me too," I said. "In English we call that a metaphor."

"Of course," said Renato, "and water is the most abundant metaphor on earth.”
Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't be carried away by beauty, for the faeces also stays in the rectum of ravishing faces, and their private life is not beautiful as their public life...fear beauty!”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Robin Reardon
“It's an erectoral vote.... it doesn't mean dick.”
Robin Reardon, The Evolution of Ethan Poe

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If you have never did a mistake, then death is impossibe, but then, death is a possible mistake.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Emily Brontë
“Whatever assholes are made of, his and mine are the same.

(I've been hearing this line on BBC Radio 4 all week. Finally worked out they were saying 'our souls'. Amazingly, this doesn't seem to be a meme)”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights