If you hear or see a malaphor, please let me know by dropping a comment on the website.  Please include who said it and/or where you heard/saw it.


243 Comments on “Contact”

  1. Kevin Ross says:

    Thanks. I put it in my cart.

  2. Darrel K says:

    I have a co-worker that inadvertently drops these on a daily basis. I don’t work closely with him anymore, but I used to keep a list.

    My all time favorite: “It depends on what color your rose-colored glasses are.”

  3. Sally Adler says:

    Dear Dave, Please figure this out for me. (It’s from a Washington Post piece on diversity in super hero movies.) Here’s the context paragraph: “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there,” Gabriel said at the Marvel Retailer Summit, according to Entertainment Weekly. “We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up against. That was difficult for us because we had a lot of fresh, new, exciting ideas that we were trying to get out and nothing new really worked.”

    The mala-something: “… people were turning their nose up against.”

    (I don’t even want to start on why the speaker thinks ‘diversity’ refers specifically and, apparently, exclusively, to women!)

  4. Barry Eigen says:

    I just saw one in the Washington Post, in shortened form: “Trump’s window is sinking.” A mashup of “window of opportunity is closing” and “ship is sinking” or “heart is sinking”? Anyhow, a sinking window is not a good thing. Here’s the full quote:


    “– Trump’s window to score early legislative victories is sinking as Congress’s summer recess nears — giving the president just two months to revive his health-care and tax efforts before lawmakers depart Capitol Hill for a long break.”

    Here’s the source:

  5. Gilesy says:

    “He left with his head between his tail”
    Said by a colleague – Kelly “Kallina” Penny a.k.a MoneyPenny – from Melbourne, Australia. We have a shit ton of these, she is a fountain of malaphors, apparently this is due to her super large brain working too quickly for her mouth to keep up. But we all think she’s just a bit thick.

  6. A malaphor that I accidently created myself is “all hands off,” a combination of “all bets off” and “hands down.”

  7. Phillip says:

    My co-worker just said, “I may be speaking out of tongue, but…”
    So, mixing “speaking out of turn” with “speaking in tongues” is what I think we’ve mixed here..

    Love that she drops these occasionally, love that I found this site to share. Keep it up!

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