More or less, whatever you’re thinking, there’s a word for that.
I love words, so it’s a treat to stumble on an obscure example of a delicious word for what passes for a trick-or-treat foray into the English language.
This word isn’t in any of the dictionaries I consulted.
Here’s the best definition I found for acyrologia: “An incorrect use of words, especially the use of words that sound alike but are far in meaning from the speaker’s intentions.”
I could mention a pueblo of witty stuff that comes to mind, but I recline to do that. I’ll just quote a synonymous whit who said “…for all intensive purposes, this is a Pullet Surprise winner.”
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