Mixed Idioms, Malaphors and Mondegreens
For as long as we can remember, we have found phrase confusion very amusing; even more so when people are taking themselves seriously, oblivious to the hilarity of their mistakes.
As media channels expanded and grew, more and more people found themselves in the spotlight for their 15 minutes of fame, and to our eternal gratitude we soon found that members of the public were equally adept at taking tried and tested idioms and mercilessly mashing them with others.
So since the 1980’s we felt it was our duty to collect these messed up phrases – “Mixed Idioms” or “malaphors” or “mondegreens“, and now we store them online for the world to see.
If you have heard a mixed idiom, or even coined one yourself, please send it in!