Sorry if I’m spoiling the beansPosted: March 18, 2023 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
This excellent malaphor was spotted in the comments section of the YouTube channel “2 Bears, 1 Cave ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTJ0t4ALsM).
Attributed to “Bert”, one of the co-hosts: “Sorry if I’m spoiling the beans.”
It is a congruent conflation of “spilling the beans” and “spoiler alert”, both referring to revealing information that was meant to be kept private. I think I will use this one in conversations in the future as it is that good. I also understand that Spoil the Beans is a podcast that explains entire plots of classic movies to friends who somehow have never seen them. It is on Apple podcasts.
A big thanks to Mal for spotting this great malaphor.