malapropism


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the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

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Where as the word, 'Calvary' instead of 'Carvery' a mistaken word is a malapropism.
You look at certain definitions on the internet, I think even Websters updated the definition to include coincidences, because I think 99 percent of people I know who actually use the word in a malapropism way, are connotating coincidences.
Despite his defeat on Malapropism, Tony Culhane still managed a double on Mick Channon's Savernake Blue and the William Haggas-trained Whispering Death.
The betting market will tell what is expected of his newcomer Wovoka in the opener, but there are no guessing games involved with his experienced handicappers Malapropism (3.
IT was only at the start of 2007 that Mick Channon's Malapropism, then a veteran of 94 races, featured in our Hardy Perennials series, but he has certainly been busy in the interim and has now reached the stage where he can be considered dangerously well handicapped again.
Away from Champions Day at Newmarket, trainer Mick Channon boldly has his sights on the same quickfire double for his sprinter Malapropism as he achieved with the same horse last year.
He ran well at Catterick last time when fifth of 15 behind Malapropism.
APPRENTICE Tom Eaves was suspended for one day for not riding to his draw on Quicks The Word in the Tote Bigger Winnings Handicap, and fellow apprentice Dean Corby was suspended for two days for careless riding on Malapropism in the same race.
Everyone of a certain age is prone to a few malapropism, it's just that Wor Bobby had more than most.
At Newmarket, MALAPROPISM runs in the five-furlong nursery (2.
Sue Harding, racing secretary to Mick Channon, trainer of Malapropism
And I'd always try to throw in the occasional malapropism or spoonerism just to see the reaction.
At Newbury I have a nice two-year-old called MALAPROPISM in the 1.
For those old enough to remember, it would be just as desirable to recall Yogi Berra's famous malapropism about deja vu.
Fellow apprentice Matthew Davies took the 7f handicap on 4-1 favourite South Cape for Mick Channon but was out of luck on Malapropism, who could finish only tenth when bidding for his fourth win in ten days in the 5f handicap.