I am free as a bell

With a gala postponed, her calendar was suddenly empty.  When her friend asked if she was available on a certain date, the speaker uttered this nice malaphor.  This is a conflation of “free as a bird” (completely free to do anything without any worries) and “clear as a bell” (very clear).  The similar sounding and looking words “bell” and “bird” no doubt caused the confusion.  A shout out to Susan Ivison for saying this one and passing it on!

If this one left you ringing with laughter, check out my book on malaphors:  “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon NOW at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692652205!

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