A Way With Words: Malaprop - Our Write Side
Back in the 1970s, a comedian named Norm Crosby was famous for using malaprops in his show. A malaprop is a word or phrase used incorrectly in place of a similar sounding word or phrase. It was his schtick to mispronounce keywords in familiar clichés and idioms, often giving the new phrase hilarious meaning. HeDetails