malapropos


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Otis 17 asserts: "The tone is light, the mythology exaggerated as well as comically malapropos, the solicitude rhetorical.
The malapropos words of an irrelevant communication seem unrelated to the context in which they appear; they make the receiver ask: "What has that got to do with what I've just said?
The word malapropism is built on the word malapropos, which was minted in the 17th century by Dryden.
Emancipation remained malapropos until well into the Civil War.
Her name is taken from the term malapropos (French: "inappropriate") and is typical of Sheridan's practice of concocting names to indicate the essence of a character.