It was a five-star home run

This was uttered by an excited football fan who enjoyed the Super Bowl very much this year. It is a conflation of “five-star” (the best there is, usually describing a hotel’s quality) and “hit a home run” (a very successful achievement). Both describe a “top of the notch” thing or event. A big thanks to Verbatim, who heard his/her? nephew blurt out this great malaphor.

Did you enjoy this mental mixup? If so, you might like my malaphor books, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” and “Things Are Not Rosy-Dory: Malaphors from Politicians and Pundits”. Available on Amazon real cheap!


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