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How About Some Fun?

April 26, 2012

Things have been a little serious around here lately.  In the last week, there have been Gray days, elbows to the head and earthquakes, wistful Monday Smiles, and Music Therapy to help me get through a difficult day.  Johnny Mathis’ tune Misty turned up to help me get through a melancholy evening and we talked about being F&$ed up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional (F.I.N.E.).  Fortunately, some orioles showed up in the back yard on Thursday or it would have been a dark week here on Bud’s Blog.  Today, I was determined to have some fun.   But how?  Then I noticed the title of a play in an old program from South Coast Repertory Theater … Elemeno Pea.  I haven’t a clue what the play is about but I do know that countless children have believed that elemenopea is the twelfth letter of the alphabet, coming between k and q.  It made me curious (what doesn’t?) … if a word or phase used incorrectly is a malapropism (named by the way, for Mrs. Malaprop in Richard Sheridan’s play The Rivals), what do we call a word or phrase that’s heard wrong?  And there was my post topic … after all, what’s more fun than words? (more…)