A recent anecdote from a teacher makes me wish I’d kept a list of student (and later, patient) malaprops from my careers in classroom and clinic…
I asked my students to write several letters, and one was to a business that made a product they really enjoyed. Here is a letter I read this evening:
Dear Ralph Lauren,
I am writing to you to talk about one of your products, which is colon. My dad bought me your colon which is called Romance.
I love your colon. It smells good and the fragrance lasts a long time. It also has a little box that I can put the bottle in. I never go anywhere without it. Keep up the good work.