While I have posted this one before (https://malaphors.com/2014/03/16/thats-just-peachy-dory/), it bears repeating as President Trump said it a few days ago. Let’s go to the transcript:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, the news incorrectly reported. Because I said, well, if we go back and everything is peachy- dory, and you say, “We’ll talk over 30 days,” at the end of 30 days, are you going to give us great border security, which includes a wall or a steel barrier.
This is a mash up of the expressions peachy keen and hunky-dory, both meaning fine or satisfactory. This seems to be a fairly common malaphor, based on internet hits. Now hunky keen is a different matter….Several of you caught this one, including Steve Grieme and Mike Kovacs, both expert malaphor hunters.
I usually post my malaphors in the order I receive them, but this one is an exception. Donald Trump was condemning the optimistic picture of the nation that Hillary Clinton painted at the Democratic National Convention. Speaking at a rally in Denver, Trump said Clinton was “talking last night about how wonderful things are. She made it sound like everything is rosy-dory,” Trump said. “Things are not rosy-dory, folks.” See https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/the-latest-trump-slams-clintons-rosy-dory-optimism/2016/07/29/2e11a79c-55f8-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html This is a congruent conflation of “hunky-dory” and “rosy”, both meaning happy and content.
Interestingly, the Rosy Dory is a cute little fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Not sure Mr. Trump was thinking of this or the Disney movie but it certainly could have been part of the mix up. The malaphor reminds me of an earlier one I posted, “that’s just peachy-dory!”, combining hunky-dory and peachy keen. https://malaphors.com/2014/03/16/thats-just-peachy-dory/
A major shout out to Sam Edelmann for spotting this one and also linking the Rosy Dory fish as well!
This is a mash up of the expressions peachy keen and hunky-dory, both meaning fine or satisfactory. This seems to be a fairly common malaphor, based on internet hits. Now hunky keen is a different matter….Thanks to Char Stone for sending this one in!