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She called me every name under the book

This was uttered by Rebecca on the TLC t.v. show “Return to Amish”.   It is a nice congruent conflation of “every name under the sun”  and “every name in the book”, both meaning calling someone almost every name you can imagine.   A tip of the hat to Vicki Kovacs for hearing this one.  Mike, her husband, asked if this was the first Amish malaphor posted and I believe it is.  Congrats Mike!

This malaphor came from the television world.  An entire chapter of my book “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” is devoted to malaphors found in television.  The book is available on Amazon for an inexpensive $6.99!  Cheap thrills indeed.

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