i'm watching "bonfire of the vanities" (never seen) and i'm loving melanie griffith's character....she just said, "now honey, you know i only read the newspaper spasmodically!"
another, "i have reprobated myself over and over for that."
"there's some sort of subterfuge afoot here!" as she finds a hidden microphone in the pants of...."i'd say your goose is just about home-fried."
personally, i'm attached to her because i say things like:
"i got my high cholestorol from my father -- it's generic." and....
"i'm the bulldozer in the china shop" and "it works like a chimp!"
*Malapropisms originate from Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's 1775 play "The Rivals." Mrs. Malaprop's name is rooted in the French for "inappropriate" -- mal a propos. In attempts to sound refined by using "sophisticated" words, Mrs. Malaprop mangles them. For example, a reference to "allegories" on the banks of the Nile.