Our Hero, Sam, is the King of malaprops
Acquaintances think he is quick and clever – the adroit way he twists words and creates images. His friends – aware of his penchant for problems with dangling participles and sentence structure, laugh softly and shake their heads with images of Yogi Berra dancing in their heads.
A simple sample of Sam’s malaprops:
- A rolling stone gathers no moths.
- Toni said she couldn’t eat crabs or any other crushed Asians. (crustaceans)
- We have no delusions to the past.
- You could have knocked me over with a fender!
- You lead the way and we’ll precede.
- Good punctuation means not to be late.
- Having one husband s called monotony. (monogamy)
- The flood damage was so bad they had to evaporate the city.
- Mommy says the monster is just a pigment of my imagination.
- Everybody at Google has their own cuticle.
Today, Sam had the Wine Bar roaring when he admitted he used the French Widget at the hotel in Paris.