2020 Malaphor of the Year – Number 4Posted: December 29, 2020
Breadearner (submitted May 2020)
Because this is a near perfect congruent word blend conflation, I chose this as Number 4 in the countdown. It is a word blend malaphor of “breadwinner” (a person who earns money to support a family) and “wage earner” (a person who works for a salary). My wife said this one when discussing a spouse who was earning most of the money in the household.
Word blends are a special subsection of malaphors and I have posted many of them. Just type word blend in the Search feature on the website. Also, I have a chapter devoted to these special malaphors in my book, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon for cheap!