2019 Malaphor of the Year – Number 4

Number 4 is a nice congruent conflation uttered by Trump in August.  Several faithful malaphor followers caught this one.

It’s not number one on the burner

The Malaphorer in Chief, Donald Trump, uttered this beauty when he was discussing his idea to purchase Greenland.  “It’s not number one on the burner, I can tell you that.”  This is a congruent conflation of “not number one on the list” and “not on the front burner”, both meaning not a high priority.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kudlow-says-white-house-is-looking-at-trying-to-buy-greenland/2019/08/18/ab367b6c-c1bb-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html.

This one was heard by several loyal malaphor followers, including Barry Eigen, Donna Calvert, and Frank King.  This Trump malaphor is not the first.  Check my book out, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” (available on Amazon) for more mashups from him.  There are also many more on this blog.  Search “Trump”.


3 Comments on “2019 Malaphor of the Year – Number 4”

  1. Amanda says:

    I think if that’s the worst thing you can muster up about what he’s said then we’re looking good for 4 more years.

    • davemalaphor says:

      Not sure you understand this site, Amanda. This is a non-political site dedicated to word errors, specifically malaphors (unintentional blends of idioms). Doesn’t matter who says them. This one happens to come from Trump, who has uttered many over the past few years. Cheers! Dave

      • Amanda says:

        Well he happens to be a politician though, the most important one in the world. Kind of makes it about politics.

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