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

  • So after beginning Sicko with this Bush malapropism, Moore stays pretty clear of Dubya jokes, pausing only to mention the extravagant amounts the medical industry gives to elected .
  • Only one American politician could have said it: Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley, who committed that memorable malapropism while defending police misconduct during last year's .
  • Benign but somewhat bungling, he won a reputation as West Germany's unexcelled master of the malapropism, has been long regarded by his countrymen as the butt of much good-humored .

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