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ma luh prop

  • n  the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

  • Personality (in his case, that of a malaprop with a Spanish accent) has paid Cugat well.
  • But less than four months later, the sometimes goofy, malaprop-prone Republican devastated the Democrats.
  • There is a narrative of sorts that emerges from Butterfly's solipsistic musing, but the book's greatest triumph is her voice, a pitch-perfect mixture of malaprop subcontinental .

  • Sinead Cusack in Irish Times
    Sprinkled throughout the evening were, Cusack said, "Brians words read in what Mrs Malaprop might describe as 'invocations' of three of his greatest plays".

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