Malapropisms

“Cuddle bone” sounds like a nice slang term for, um, something-or-other.

You can catch a lot of things from ‘um…something or other’ but I’ve never heard calcium to be one of them.

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Won’t someone think of the Cuddle fishes!

The only Paulie malaprop there is the Prince Matchabelli one.

Was it he who said, “at the pinochle of my success?”

From Michael Scott of “The Office”:

  • It was for charity. And I consider myself a great philanderer.
  • It is my responsibility as manager of this branch to profligate great ideas.
  • I am not one to be truffled with.
  • Well, well, well…how the turntables.

That was on the way to Yogi’s house. Turned out both routes led there, so it didn’t matter which one you took.

Norm Crosby , the comedian known as the master of malaprop because he spoke from his diagram and related many funny antidotes, often to a standing ovulation, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 93. The cause was heart failure, his daughter-in-law, Maggie Crosby said.

Ask not for whom the whoosh whooshes,
It whooshes for thee.

I’m probably just having a brain fart, but I’m having trouble figuring out the original for this one.

“Hue and Cry” a medieval legal term.

I remember him mainly mangling names, like “Richard E. Nixon,” and “Ronald Reegun.”

Edith had a few herself. She thought she was a kleptomaniac and called herself “a kleppa.”

The other day at work I had a woman ask me where the “spewers” were.

When I asked her what she meant, she explained “you know, wood spewers, like for kebabs.”

My favorite:

Tony: You know what they say: Revenge is like serving cold cuts.

Dr. Melfi: I think it’s “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

Tony: What did I say?

Another good one: “We’re lost, but we’re making good time!”

That’s as likely as a camel passing through the knee of an idol.

A couple more I remember seeing:

…Yelling racial epitaphs at me

“…here are the rules and tenants of the club

“She has the patients of a saint.” That would be Luke, I’m assuming?

“Pro sell-it-ism”