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"Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby canaan on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:35 pm

I was stunned to find this phrase to be a malapropism of the Hamlet line "hoist with his own petard." having read Hamlet a couple times in my undergrad, I never made the connection with what I assumed was the correct saying in the title of this thread. I've been on a google treasure hunt for the past hour researching the history of malapropisms and the origin of the word itself. Why? I have no idea.

/csb
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:08 pm

Canaans thread of big words.
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Kaizer on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:17 pm

what the mother **** did you just say
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:28 pm

Mr. Malaprop gave rise to malapropisms.
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby canaan on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:12 am

Kaizer wrote:what the mother **** did you just say

I would struggle changing a tire. This is what my brain has filled up that space with
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Kraftster on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:14 am

I argued that "the Defendant is hoisted on its own petard" in federal court ftw.
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:36 am

what the ****
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:38 am

canaan wrote:I was stunned to find this phrase to be a malapropism of the Hamlet line "hoist with his own petard." having read Hamlet a couple times in my undergrad, I never made the connection with what I assumed was the correct saying in the title of this thread. I've been on a google treasure hunt for the past hour researching the history of malapropisms and the origin of the word itself. Why? I have no idea.

/csb


Came here to post this....nevermind then
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Guinness on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:55 am

I never heard it as, "Foisted..."

hoist with your own petard also hoist on your own petard
to be harmed by something that was intended by you to harm someone else The most enjoyable moment in any action film occurs when the villain is hoist with his own petard.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of hoist by your own petard (blown into the air by your own explosive device), an expression made popular in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet


http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/hoist+with+own+petard
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby eddysnake on Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:18 am

someone's off his medication
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Willie Kool on Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:32 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:quit trying to sound so smart
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:12 am

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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby columbia on Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:31 am

What's a malapopeism?

Spoiler:
Nothing. He's infallible.
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:42 am

blackjack68 wrote:Mr. Malaprop gave rise to malapropisms.


Not sure if serious, but it was actually Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's play The Rivals.
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:54 am

Canaan is a petard
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:03 pm

Tico Rick wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:Mr. Malaprop gave rise to malapropisms.


Not sure if serious, but it was actually Mrs. Malaprop, a character in Richard Sheridan's play The Rivals.


Meh. I was drunk and typing on my phone...
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Re: "Foisted by my own petard" and malapropisms

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Speaking from experience, that's not a good combo. :D
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