Malapropism

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um guys?

I need help with a crossword puzzle....

  • How do you introduce people into a story?
  • Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 21:05
    Another Use

    In "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Bottom the Joiner did this often, and it led the reader to understand that he was undereducated, pompous, and wanted to impress by use of language that he apparently did not understand.

    Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:04
    Carroll O'Conner use as Archie Bunker

    This was a device that he used often in his playing of Archie Bunker. He really owned this style. Probably the best character actor all time in a sit-com

    Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 07:26
    Question

    Wait... can it be a Freudian slip?

    Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/30/2013 - 02:18
    ok

    ok

    Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 19:52
    Poisonwood Bible

    Rachel from the Poisonwood Bible is guilty of this throughout the whole novel.

    Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:54
    hahaha

    yeah... good one guys.

    Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 07:08
    Perhaps..?

    So like in church when we were briefly discussing tuberculosis and I tried to cay something using the disease's nickname, "consumption", but accidentally saying "conception"

    Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 21:27
    In Sheridan's "The Rivals",

    In Sheridan's "The Rivals", the charachter of Madam Malaprop is the perfect example of the usage of this device.She keeps mixing up words this way!!

    Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 16:06
    Also used to show ignorance

    In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the king misuses the word "obsequies" by saying "orgies" instead. Mark Twain did this to show how ignorant the character is, and also to show humor in the story.

    Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 19:43
    So i need help... would this

    So i need help... would this work?- (in a math class the teacher calls a student up to the board and asks her to explain her answer) she say- "well its an addiction problem so..."

    Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:38
    he he

    Absolutely; that's a pretty good one too.

    Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 08:21
    ...so the whole semester I

    ...so the whole semester I was taking Chemistry and couldn't help but say "magnesium" when I really meant "magazine" is actually a literary device...

    Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 07:24
    close..

    its like asking if you can see the "manganese" someone is reading.

    Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 01:18

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