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February 20, 2013  10:26 PM

Metaphors, malaphors and Yogi Berra

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, funny errors, word meanings

Malaphor is not a word yet but it's a useful term that may yet get there. The term itself is a portmanteau -- a word combined from parts of two other words -- of malapropism and metaphor. Lawrence Harrison coined malaphor, back in August of 1976, in a Op Ed piece in the...

August 24, 2012  2:04 PM

Was that a worldwind or a whirlwind?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
auto (in)correct, commonly confused words, eggcorns, funny errors

Which is correct? Novell went on a three-week _______ tour promoting SUSE Linux Enterprise. a. whirlwind b. worldwind

July 4, 2012  1:50 PM

Nice segway — or nice segue?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, eggcorns, funny errors, spelling, word meanings

Which is correct? Telecom carriers are increasingly making a ______ into cloud services. a. segway b. segue


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