2019 Malaphor of the Year – Number 4Posted: December 29, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized 3 Comments
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”.
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.
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
Well he happens to be a politician though, the most important one in the world. Kind of makes it about politics.