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Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM By Robert Alden Rubin

Malapropism A word or phrase that has been mistaken for another, usually because of its sound rather than its meaning.Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds correct, but in fact is not Malapropisms make some sense They have a semantic logic to them, even if that logic makes perfect nonsense In Going to Hell in a Hen Basket, authMalapropism A word or phrase that has been mistaken for another, usually because of its sound rather than its meaning.Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds correct, but in fact is not Malapropisms make some sense They have a semantic logic to them, even if that logic makes perfect nonsense In Going to Hell in a Hen Basket, author Robert Alden Rubin delights in the creative misuse of words and celebrates the verbal and textual flubs that ignore the conventions of proper English.Culled from blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, here is a collection of classic malapropisms paired with hilarious illustrations.Some examples include adieu, without further Conflation of bidding adieu saying goodbye with ado complicated doings, ceremony to mean without saying anything feeble position An unborn child in a fetal position seems weak and helpless, which explains the confusion here The two words also share some sexist cultural and literary associations Feeble weak originates from a Latin word for something to be wept over fetal relating to a fetus originates from the same preliterate Indo European word that gives us female hone in on Confuses expressions such as finely honed with home in on or zero in on focus on, locate and sometimes with horn in on intrude upon Homing, as pigeons perform it, often involves flying in narrowing circles until the target is reached Hone means to sharpen the malapropism conveys the sense of a carefully sharpened instrument and sometimes cutting in.Perfect for bookworms and wordsmiths, the point here isn t to shame the malapropagandists, but to delight in the twists and turns writers put our language through and to amuse and inform those of us who care about words.
  • Title: Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms
  • Author: Robert Alden Rubin
  • ISBN: 9781250066275
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover

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Johanna Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
so entertaining i did not realize i had gotten on the wrong bus; so slight when i got off could not remember whether i had been reading a book at all.
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victor harris Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
Fun zany trip into the world of language gaffes.
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UChicagoLaw Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
I’m having fun with Going to Hell in a Hen Basket, by Robert Alden Rubin. Words are a lawyer’s stock in trade. Most of that trade is deadly serious, so it is enjoyable to see what happens when words go wrong. This book is about eggcorns and malapropisms—for example, “going to hell in a hen basket” when the writer probably meant “going to hell in a hand basket.” Malapropisms don’t make any sense. Eggcorns do, or might if circumstances were a little different. “Hailed into court [...]
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Kerry Christian Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
I can sum up this book in four words: You're doing it wrong.
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Anne, Unfinished Woman Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
First Edition, 2015, Flatiron Books, clothamazon: malapropisms, words, phrases, misuse of words, verbal/textual flubs
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Lily Jan 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM
Eggcorns! Cognates! Word Play! Linguistics! What a silly little thing.
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Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms By Robert Alden Rubin Malapropism A word or phrase that has been mistaken for another, usually because of its sound rather than its meaning.Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds correct, but in fact is not Malapropisms make some sense They have a semantic logic to them, even if that logic makes perfect nonsense In Going to Hell in a Hen Basket, authMalapropism A word or phrase that has been mistaken for another, usually because of its sound rather than its meaning.Everyone has made the mistake of using a word or phrase that they think sounds correct, but in fact is not Malapropisms make some sense They have a semantic logic to them, even if that logic makes perfect nonsense In Going to Hell in a Hen Basket, author Robert Alden Rubin delights in the creative misuse of words and celebrates the verbal and textual flubs that ignore the conventions of proper English.Culled from blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, here is a collection of classic malapropisms paired with hilarious illustrations.Some examples include adieu, without further Conflation of bidding adieu saying goodbye with ado complicated doings, ceremony to mean without saying anything feeble position An unborn child in a fetal position seems weak and helpless, which explains the confusion here The two words also share some sexist cultural and literary associations Feeble weak originates from a Latin word for something to be wept over fetal relating to a fetus originates from the same preliterate Indo European word that gives us female hone in on Confuses expressions such as finely honed with home in on or zero in on focus on, locate and sometimes with horn in on intrude upon Homing, as pigeons perform it, often involves flying in narrowing circles until the target is reached Hone means to sharpen the malapropism conveys the sense of a carefully sharpened instrument and sometimes cutting in.Perfect for bookworms and wordsmiths, the point here isn t to shame the malapropagandists, but to delight in the twists and turns writers put our language through and to amuse and inform those of us who care about words.

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