It was mind shatteringPosted: February 3, 2017 Filed under: WORD BLENDS | Tags: earth shattering, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, mind blowing, words expressions 2 Comments
This word blend malaphor was heard on the Mark Madden sports show when he was interviewing NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire. The night before, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins had an incredible goal against the Dallas Stars where he tried to bank a shot off their goalie, got the rebound from the back side of the goalie in mid-air and scored a goal. Pierre said Sid’s play was “mind shattering.” This is a word blend of “mind blowing” and “earth shattering”, both meaning shock or surprise. This one is said often, based on Google hits, and perhaps has crept into the English lexicon, but I still believe it is a malaphor. It certainly is better than “earth blowing”. Kudos to Michael Ameel for hearing this one and passing it on!
We have all our oars in the fire trying to get our ducks on the same sheet of music.
This might be quadruple malaphor!