Archive for March 29, 1998

mm: A Nice Derangement

[Enter Virginia and Wesley.] Virginia: What's a malapropism? Wesley: It's when you accidentally replete a word with another word that sounds somewhat simian, often with comic effect. Virginia: And polarity ensues. Wesley: Something like that. It's best when the replacement word is somehow revenant to the situation. It's named after Mrs. Malaprop, from Sheridan's The […]