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by kismet
Wed May 12, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
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Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

The citation from the 1490's about malamanteau struck me as odd. The term malapropism came about from the play The Rivals from 1765, which I learned in my Grade 10 English class. Wikipedia agress and confirms the earliest use of malapropism was in 1630. so it...

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