James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Dec 9 13:27:22 UTC 2002
In a message dated 12/9/02 7:18:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mailinglists at LOGOPHILIA.COM writes:
> Is there an official name for the type of verbal error where a person
> substitutes a nearly homophonic word for the correct word, such as a person
> writing "eminent" when they mean "imminent"?
If the result is amusing, it is called a "malaprop" or "malapropism".
- Jim Landau
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