Reblog: Don’t put all your ducks in a basket

If you haven’t been to visit Dave’s blog,, you really ought to. If you’re into language usage and idioms, his blog is the cream of the cake!

Dave defines a malaphor as “a mixture of two idioms, creating a sort of malaprop in metaphor form. They are uttered by everyone unintentionally. The best ones are the most subtle, sounding correct at first blush and then leading to quizzical looks.”

Dave encourages his readers, if they hear someone utter a malaphor, to use his contact page to let him know. He’ll publish the malaphor you discovered and give you credit for finding it, just as he did in this malaphor I recently sent to him.

Enjoy…and be sure and visit (and follow) Dave’s blog.

This one was heard on the HGTV show “Househunters”. The husband said to his wife, “Don’t put all your ducks in a basket.” This is an eggselent …

Don’t put all your ducks in a basket

3 thoughts on “Reblog: Don’t put all your ducks in a basket

  1. newepicauthor November 14, 2022 / 4:45 pm

    How about: All’s well when you reach the end of the rope.

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    • Fandango November 14, 2022 / 9:57 pm

      That could qualify. You should send that in to Dave.

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  2. Shweta Suresh November 14, 2022 / 10:57 pm

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