Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lingua Fractured

Nothing gets by Wikipedia.

Did you too notice Michael Richards referred to African-Americans as "Afro-Americans," during his apology, on Letterman?

An unfortunate malapropism.

I shouldn’t throw stones: I’m a lazy linguist and I admit to being malapropiately-inclined. Or, am I suffering from too much eggcorn, served with a side of mondegreens? It’s all lingusitical linguine.

update: check out the Lost Seinfeld episode.


Blogger Mark said...

Hey, thanks for 'eggcorn' -- I didn't know that one.

In return, have you heard of 'snowclones'?


3:38 AM  
Anonymous Arthur Pomeroy said...

Mondegreens -- I was bitterly disappointed to discover that the adjective "forspacious" (like forgotten) was a mondegreen. I prefer the "forspacious skies" to rather dull reality.

6:39 PM  
Blogger deano said...

Disappointed? As in doughnuts make your brown eyes blue?

7:32 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

Dang. I got the Archie Bunker card game for xmas one year. That picture brought back memories.

8:19 AM  

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