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I want to go on the table

The speaker, Trey Compton, was wanting to “go on record” but instead uttered this wonderful malaphor, a mash up of “go on record”  (official statement) and “put your cards on the table” (candid statement).  Then again, knowing Trey, maybe he really wanted to go on a table?  Thanks to Trey Compton for sending this one in!

Trey Compton

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Not to beat a broken record, but….

This is a conflation of “beat a dead horse” and “sound like a broken record’, both meaning to do or say the same thing over and over again.  The best malaphors are the ones mixing similar meaning phrases, and this is a good example.  Kudos to Kevin Hatfield for uttering this unintentional masterpiece, and to Justin Taylor for recognizing it.