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The usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase
especially : the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in the context
“Jesus healing those leopards” is an example of malapropism.
The example they give there is pretty good – “leopards” put in place of “lepers.” But I’d argue that these 15 examples from the subreddit r/BoneAppleTea are way better. Check ’em out.
15. Engine trouble
Don’t forget to iron them while you’re at it.
14. Historically delicious
I’d definitely tune in for a roast of history.
13. Are you dumb
Some people just have no class.
12. Cannibal typos
Come on man, don’t be shellfish about this.
11. Super sweet
My brain needs to take a nap after this one.
10. Bad egg
What did he do this time?
9. God willing
8. Dark clouds
I mean, I couldn’t pick ’em out of a lineup.
7. Lyrical lemonade
Give this man a degree in music history right now.
6. In tents
They were having a perfectly good family time and you ate them? You monster.
5. The hateful Nate
It’s good to know that bigotry is still as stupid as ever.
4. A work of art
I don’t know much, but I know what I like.
3. Hard of hearing
I’m afraid you have a much more serious case of tomorrow boobs.
2. Mr. Discount
How do you go out of your way to find the n with the tilde and still not know what you’re saying?
1. Say it allowed
MAY the chicken cross the road?
And there you have it, you learned a new word! Unless you already knew that word, in which case you still learned a bunch of hilarious new examples of it. Either way, this definitely counts as educational and you should be proud of yourself.
What’s the funniest example of this sort of thing that you’ve seen?
Tell us in the comments.