It blew our socks off

This descriptive malaphor is a congruent conflation of “blew our minds” and “knocked our socks off” (surprised someone thoroughly).  It was uttered by scientists when they saw a picture of Charon, Pluto’s largest moon.  In my limited research, I found that this actually might be a legitimate phrase in England.  But, since this is a U.S. blog, I am treating it as a malaphor.  After all, I am the malaphor king.  A big planetary thank you to Mike Kovacs, who has now been elevated (or demoted?) to Malaphor Science Correspondent.

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