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The malapropisms of Yogi Berra…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2015 by Mj Rains

Baseball fan I don’t claim to be…I won’t even try, though I’ve enjoyed a game or two in my time…

In need of a laugh (and while perusing Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount Jr.) I open to the word “malapropism” which isn’t really defined but can be rendered as a “wit-icism” quite naturally…or not…  It is essentially an incorrect word used in place of a word, resulting in an utterance that makes no sense (yet does) in a humorous way. Thanks Wikipedia…

Yogi Berra, of baseball fame, is listed in Blount’s book as a classic candidate for having perfected the art of creating malapropisms…

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”




It is food…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Mj Rains

…without it I would never find happiness again…


Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Mj Rains

Thanks to all my Wit followers!

Every morning a new arrival…

Posted in "Wit"icisms", Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2015 by Mj Rains

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

– The Guest House, Rumi

Thank you to all new followers. I love you all. 991 as of this moment. So grateful to all. Thank you.

The Wit Continuum

Painting by Rothko

I’m stronger because…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2015 by Mj Rains






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