Top Ten Malapropisms
A year ago I started collecting malapropisms.
Here is my list to date. You are welcome to use them when posting replies here.
It's a mute point.
Swab and deboner.
For all intensive purposes.
He's now on the straight end arrow.
It's a doggy dog world.
Get your ducks in a road.
Stop spilling hairs.
Sixty one or half-a-dozen of the other.
Stop using your bully puppet.
A wolf in cheap clothing.
It's not sketched in bone.
Don't take me for granite.
Pigment of your imagination.
Pineapple of ignorance.
He's the black sheet of his family.
It's just the tip of the icebox.
You're gasping at straws.
The death nail.
Don't cast your urls before swine.
At my wick's end.
Slip these into a conversation and watch the other party stop to replay it in their mind while asking themselves, "Did he really say what I think he just said?"
Nota bene: don't confuse these with homonyms.