Watch my words

Boomer Esiason said this one on the NFL pre-game show last week.  It is a nice congruent conflation of “mark my words” and “read (or watch) my lips”, both meaning to pay attention or listen very carefully.  This is similar to last February’s malaphor, “read my words”, involving the same mash-up.  https://malaphors.com/2015/02/13/read-my-words-houston-does-not-get-out-of-the-first-round-this-year/.  Both malaphors harken back to the George H.W. Bush era – “Read my lips.  No new taxes.”  A big thanks to that frequent malaphor contributor Steve Grieme!


Read my words: Houston does not get out of the first round this year.

In a discussion about the NBA, this speaker uttered a malaphor that harkens back to the George H.W. Bush era.  This is a nice congruent conflation of “mark my words”  and “read my lips”, both expressions meaning to pay attention to what I say.   Another winner brought to you by Katie Hatfield!