She has flown off the deep end

This malaphor was found by Bob Ferrante as he was reading the Huffington Post.  It is a mash up of “gone off the deep end” and “fly off the handle”, both meaning to get extremely angry or crazy.  The blended idiom comes from a discussion about the actress Amanda Bynes:

“In case we needed any further proof that Amanda Bynes has flown off the deep end, here’s her latest outlandish Twitter remark…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/amanda-bynes-twitter_n_2970924.html


The people were flying off the shelf

Perhaps this is not a malaphor, and just a phrase misused, but I had to post it anyway.  I heard this one last night on The Nightly Sports Call, a sports call-in t.v. show in the Pittsburgh area.  The host, Bob Pompeani, was referring to the previous night’s show and the callers’ reaction to the video showing Rutgers coach Mike Rice’s antics.  Bob of course meant to say “flying off the handle” but perhaps was thinking of the many callers and trying to respond to all of them.