Malapropisms and mispronunciations

  1. “perifeal vision” (heard on CNN)
  2. “samwichiz (heard on CNN)
  3. “perdickuler” (neighbor)
  4. “fedral mandrate” (heard on CSPAN2)
  5. “teepanated” (heard at work)
  6. “for all intensive purposes” (heard on CNN)
  7. “lack toast and tolerant” (heard at work)
  8. “I guess it was just a pigment of my imagination.” (same neighbor)
  9. “My glasses were so foggied up with compensation.” (heard at Pier One)
  10. “Michael Jackson sleeps in a hyperactive chamber.” (heard at Starbucks)


  1. Repeated to me by a physician as told to him by his patient when asking about the patient’s medical history: and I quote: I have fireballs of the ukerrus (fibroids of the uterus)… this is a true story:smile:

    same physician told me… a patient when asked about whether or not their insurance will pay for a particular procedure… “Oh, yes, my HBO will take care of that!!!!

  2. I was laughing so hard.. I was historical!:smile:

  3. “Exetera” for “et cetera”

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