Malaprop definition- "the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect."
My wife is French and would make me laugh when we first met…the way she would mix metaphors and butcher the English language.
My favorite malaprop from her was when we were having a serious discussion and she looked at me gravely and said…
“Oh, Patrick. You should never kick a gifted horse in the mouth!”
Of course, she meant to say, “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”
I’ll try to think of some other doozies she came up with.