Just a wild stab

Malaphors appear everywhere, and this one appeared as a response to one of my malaphor postings.  When I posted “I will not yield to a monkey court”,  my good friend and avid malaphor follower Laszlo Veres responded, “was he talking to his fellow Dems? (just a wild stab… wait…wow, I just invented a malaphor!”).   Wild stab is a mash up of “wild guess” and “take (or make) a stab”.   The unintentional malaphor response to a malaphor makes this one a particular favorite of mine!

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3 Comments on “Just a wild stab”

  1. Laszlo says:

    like, of course…

  2. Barry Eigen says:

    I think I heard a new variation of “wild stab”. I’m in London and watched a quiz show called “Tipping Point.” A contestant said “I’m going to take a wild stab in the dark.” A double malaphor? Cheers!

  3. […] who heard this, suggested that this was a double malaphor.  I did post “wild stab” (https://malaphors.com/2013/11/07/just-a-wild-stab/) in 2013, but this one does add “in the dark”, creating a double malaphor.  “A […]


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