Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Vocabulary Problem

"I'm a bibliophobe and proud of it, and I am an English teacher, and want my doctorate in education."
Michelle, caller on Talk of the Nation, NPR 9/26/2006 [2:53 eastern time].

Private Eye in the UK calls such broadcast verbal slips "Colemanballs" after a famous british sports journalist.

1 comment:

Titus Aduxass said...

Do you remember that famous 'colemanball' of John Arlott (the late cricket commentator for the Beeb) who said 'for those of you just joining the programme let me bring you up to date and tell you that the Batsman is Holding ... the Bowler's Willey'

nice blog

Ted Matthews
Preston, Lancs.