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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dorset_Mike, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    These have always fascinated me, a few (clean) examples usually good for a chuckle, I'm sure we'll get a few more!

    Feather warcast

    Straining up under the bear - or - staring up under the brain

    It's kisstomary to cuss the bride

    Go shake a tower

    Bat flattery

    Nicking your pose

    etc etc ... ... ...
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes love them and malapropisms, of which my late Gran was a great exponent. Having the children humanised to go abroad was one of hers.

    Also find mixed metaphors very useful on occasions: barking up a blind alley, a horse of a different feather, etc.
  3. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    One of Spooner's originals was reputed to be "I will not lecture to beery wenches".

    Sometimes the ruder ones are stretched out a bit, such as the difference between Paisley and Morocco being that, in Morocco, the Moors come out of the hills. (Not sure if that translates to a southern idiom but Zou, Kate and Geren will understand.
    Trannifan and Geren like this.
  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    And the difference between a mountain goat and a goldfish.....the goldfish mucks around the fountain.
  5. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I'm not s drunk as some thinkle peep I am,
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Or the man sitting in a family's pew: "I'm sorry, but I was sewn to this sheet".
  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Not exactly a malapropism, but nevertheless may be worth passing on ...

    “The wife texted me earlier this evening to say she was in Casualty. I've just watched tonight's episode but didn't manage to spot her in it. The thing is, I’m also waiting for her to turn up and cook the dinner.”

    I hasten to add, I'm the one who does all the cooking here. ....
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017

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