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#209653 - 02/19/13 09:14 PM Re: malapropism [Re: Betti F.]
Originally Posted By: Betti F.I'm amazed to see that you misuse the word humorous. Humorous is exactly what a malapropism is not. Humor is intentional. You may mean hilarious, which is a reaction from the hearer not the speaker. I've seen the word humorous misused in this way often.. a sign that the user doesn't understand the meaning of the word.. or for that matter, what humor itself is. A big subject.
Or that you are behind the times on the linguistic shift in the meaning of humorous. Remember the wise words of the Red Queen: "You have to run as fast as you can to stay in one place." At least you don't go back to the original meaning, "relating to the body humors."
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted malapropism cynical0ne 02/19/13 01:57 PM Re: malapropism Betti F. 02/19/13 08:31 PM Re: malapropism tsuwm 02/19/13 08:39 PM Re: malapropism Faldage 02/19/13 09:14 PM
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