"Although malapropisms have probably been around since man's first utterances in the cave, it was in 1775 that Richard Sheridan wrote his play 'The Rivals'..."
By Nan Graham
Wilmington NC –
Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.