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A malapropism in context

A malapropism in context

A malapropism is “the wrong use of one word instead of another word because they sound similar to each other, with results that are unintentionally funny” [Cambridge Dictionary Online].
Mrs. Malaprop is a well-known comic character from Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 1775 play The Rivals, and is the etymological source of the word.
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