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Malapropisms in the Poisonwood Bible

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Transcript of Malapropisms in the Poisonwood Bible

Malapropisms in the
Poisonwood Bible

Definition:
the unintentional, humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase; especially the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in the context.
(from merriam-webster.com)

P. 23
"Already I was heavy-hearted in my soul for the flush commodes and machine-washed clothes and other simple things in life I have took for
granite.
"
*Granted

"We just got shoved straight into the heathen
pandemony.
"
*Pandemonium

"A roar of voices and weird birds
lombarded
my ears and filled my head to the brink." *Bombarded
P. 29
"I sat breathing through my nose, holding in my mouth the pure, awful
slavor
of something on fire..."
*Flavor


P. 46
"Then she'd stomp out to the kitchen hut and build such a huge fire in the iron stove you'd think she was Cape
Carniveral
launching a rocket ship."
*Canaveral
P.125
"It gave him a mysterious air, like a
putative
from the law."
*Fugitive
P.128
"My sisters gawked at the fascinating stranger and hung on his every
syllabus
of English..."
*Syllable
P.159
"They are
Episcopotamians
..."
*Episcopalians
P.167
"It would have to be worse than that dip-dip-dop
More Scold
thing they use in the army."
*Morse Code
P.177
"Try to get a boyfriend under those conditions: believe you me, your chances are
dull
and void."
*Null
P. 242
"Oh, whatever would I do without my child-
progeny
sister to tell me what ."
*Prodigy
P. 245
"Mother was confused, but she always has the good manners to be
hospitalizing
even to perfect strangers."
*Hospitable
P. 269
"I'm willing to be a
philanderist
for peace..."
*Philanthropist

"I feel like Gulliver among the
Lepidoterans.
"
*Lilliputians
P. 270
"I prefer to remain
anomalous
."
*Anonymous
P. 275
"And since it was about the only jewelry I'd seen in an entire year, it could have been diamonds-- I was that
depraved
."
*Deprived
P. 289
"But I suppose it was a
civilrous
gesture on his part."
*Chivalrous
P. 293
"I would have to ask Leah if an
episender
sent out good things or bad."
*Epicenter
P. 336
"Nelson says every person in the village is to be there, required
precipitation
."
*Participation
P. 337
"Naturally Father had his own
addenda
for the meeting."
*Agenda
P. 405
"Its my girlfriends here in Joburg that have taught me how to give parties, keep a close eye on the help, and just overall make the grateful transition to wifehood and
adulteration.
"
*Adulthood

"Maybe he's been in Africa so long he has forgotten that we Christians have our own system of marriage, and it is called
Monotony
."
*Monogamy
P. 462
"...though I have to admit they've picked up a few
depictable
phrases from my guests, over the years."
*Despicable
P. 511
"But it sure gives you something to
compensate upon
."
*Contemplate
Questions
1. What substance do you think Rachel's malapropisms added to the novel?
2. Are they necessary to the novel?
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