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Mrs Malaprop often uses the wrong word but is completely oblivious of the fact, and is even overtly proud of her vocabulary.
Malaprop of the novel, tell stories of change as well as discovery.
That phrase, which could have been spoken by famous baseball icon and malaprop dropper Yogi Berra, applies to a recent survey of college and university leaders with regard to pressing issues in higher education.
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Judge Jane Stickels gave Epsom punters a fright when she called the wrong result after the Southampton Handicap, giving the race to the fast- finishing Mrs Malaprop.
Batchworth Belle and Mrs Malaprop fought out the finish of the sprint on Channel 4.
Malaprop was one who, like the Muppets' Miss Piggy, wanted to be sophisticated, but kept getting her words mixed up.
For The Love of Mrs Brown (a YouTube sensation) centres around Valentine's Day and the Brown family's differing romantic difficulties - from the romance having gone out of parents of triplets Dermot and Maria's relationship, to Rory falling out with his stylist boyfriend, to Cathy's hirsute partner failing to pop the question, to cardie-wearing Mrs Malaprop Agnes persuaded into a spot of internet dating.
His split-second decision to trip up Dylan Hartley was dafter than anything Mrs Malaprop ever uttered.
The term comes from the character Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's 18th century play The Rivals.
In which of Sheridan's plays does the character Mrs Malaprop appear?
The big bonus in The Rivals is, of course, Mrs Malaprop, that woman of wondrous words.