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Malapropisms

Malapropism is the term for the incorrect use of a similar-sounding word to the word actually needed. For example: She was getting more and more exaggerated, instead of the correct: She was getting more and more exasperated.

The malapropisms in the quiz page are all authentic examples from contributors to the Guardian newspaper's Comment is free blog section.

Wikipedia has an article about the origin of the term malapropism and many more examples.


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