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Has anyone spotted the bald racoon?

Byline: Wilf Lunn

TELLING a friend of mine about the new American word Mondgreen he said we've always had a word for it, it's called a Malapropism.

I then realised that some of my quoted Mondgreens were in actual fact malapropisms. A mondgreen is a mistaken phrase. For example, 'Gladly the cross eyed bear,' or 'Nip a shepherd and run away.' Where as the word, 'Calvary' instead of 'Carvery' a mistaken word is a malapropism.

I'll leave it you to find out about, 'Dogberrys and 'Eggcorns. I think I was happier not knowing this, as I've said many times, "You can learn something new everyday, if you're not careful."

Ps) Good news for exotic animal lovers - a sign at Waterloo advertising, 'Racoon Hair Extensions.'
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2009
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