She called me every name under the bookPosted: May 3, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: called her every name in the book, called her every name under the sun, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, Rebecca, Return to Amish, TLC, words Leave a comment
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.