[Ads-l] Facebook: "uphauled"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 20 01:16:49 UTC 2015

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> a malapropism

We need a new term. After all, in speech, there's no useful distinction
between "appalled" and "uphauled."

"Mardon me, padam, but you're occupewing my pie" works in speech as well as
in writing.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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