We are all capable of malapropisms but some are more capable than others. The definition of a malapropism is "the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with an amusing effect (e.g. ‘dance a flamingo ’ instead of flamenco )." I was perspired to produce this blogpost by JayCee on The Isle of Man.
"The Reader's Digest" has highlighted numerous memorable malapropisms, including one that concerned the boxer, Mike Tyson. When he came off worse in a bout in 2002, a reporter asked him where he went from here. Tyson replied, “I might just fade into Bolivian.”
George W. Bush amassed dozens of malapropisms during his time in The White House including this famous one: “We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.” Ahem! Surely you meant "hostage" Dubya!
Regarding the word "bigly" that will forever be associated with Trump, back in 2016 before his fake presidency began, he said to Hillary Clinton, "I'm going to cut taxes bigly, and you're going to raise taxes bigly." It is believed that what he meant to say was "Big League" but obviously he had never listened carefully to that term and may never have seen it written down.
As I was telling JayCee, the other day I heard a presenter on the prestigious "Today" programme on BBC Radio 4 refer to "the climbing crisis" in an item on the environment and COP28 - currently taking place in Dubai. I guess there's a climbing crisis because the world is running out of ropes!
Have you got any remembered malapropisms to shear?