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hellymedic

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Malapropisms...
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:54:44 pm »
Freegle today brought me this:
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"Hi guys. I am an avid collector of everything and anything bar big/huge items due to my 1 bedroom marionette.

I wonder who's pulling the strings...

T42

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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 07:40:49 am »
"Does your partner seem a bit wooden?"
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 07:48:49 am »
I suspect some of this https://www.autocorrectfail.org/

Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 04:05:20 pm »
Here's one that made me laugh. https://www.shpock.com/en-gb/i/Xi3Ng3VOTmZYQCL8/cleaner I assume it was meant to be conscientious

Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 04:20:21 pm »
I tend to refer to a particular ingredient I only use in curries as "desecrated" coconut.
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hellymedic

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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 04:26:20 pm »
I think lots folk call it that.

sicca is the Latin for 'dry' innit?

Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 04:31:29 pm »
I prefer dedicated, as it happens. Feels like there's more commitment to flavour

Basil

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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 05:46:58 pm »
Since we have a town near here called Tregaron, the word tarragon has disappeared from our culinary discussions.
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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 05:53:42 pm »
See also "Thlatic" and "Athletic".
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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 08:29:16 pm »
A friend was commenting in an animated fashion on the folly of a third party's opinion. 

"If that is the case then I'm a Bob's uncle!"

(I'm unsure whether 'Bob' should be capitalised or not in this case).

offcumden

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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 09:04:12 pm »
Looking through the reviews for gites (on the 'Gites de France" site ISTR), I read that , "Catherine, the owner, is a perfect shame". 

Which was somewhat off-putting, until I switched languages and found an apparent typo: "... est une honte parfaite" instead of ".... est une hote parfaite". 

T42

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Re: Malapropisms...
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 08:37:14 am »
A brochure I get from a hotel in Italy every year extols the beauty, poetry and effluvium of its surroundings, effluvio being Italian for scent.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.