Author: David Hatfield
The term "malaphor," a combination of "metaphor" and "malaprop," was coined in 1976 by Lawrence Harrison, a senior executive in the State Department. Harrison found gems in endless bureaucratic meetings, such as "he said it off the top of his cuff" or "don't rock the trough."Author David Hatfield has been collecting malaphors for over thirty years. His first book, "He Smokes like a Fish and Other Malaphors (Unintentional Idiom and Word Blends)" was his offering to language enthusiasts everywhere. Now he has assembled a second hilarious collection, entitled "Things Are Not Rosy-Dory: Malaphors from Politicians and Pundits". The malaphors in this book come mainly from the world of politics, where malaphors are ubiquitous. Malaphors know no party allegience. From the Malaphorer-in-Chief Donald Trump to Democrats to Republicans, a truly diverse array of people is represented within these covers. So sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy this truly unique collection of verbal play and mix-ups.