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Deliberate Use of an Incorrect Synonym

 
 
CDobyns
 
Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 10:31 am
Is there a word for the practice of deliberately using an incorrect synonym in a sentence in place of the correct word - for the purpose of dramatically emphasizing a point or when the meaning of the sentence is intentionally being redirected for humorous purposes?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 10:40 am
@CDobyns,
CD, That's a good q. Too lazy myself but this might help

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=2&gs_ri=hp&pq=deliberately%20using%20an%20incorrect%20synonym&cp=20&gs_id=3p&xhr=t&q=deliberate+use+of+wrong+word&es_nrs=true&pf=p&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&oq=deliberate+use+of+wrong+word&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42080656,d.cGE&fp=d837e0812cab5661&biw=1403&bih=728

CDobyns
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 10:47 am
@dalehileman,
The answer may be hiding in the Google search suggested by dalehileman, however, my sophmore high school English class knowledge finally kicked-in (after 40 years it kicks in slower now . . .), and I'm pretty sure the word we're (I'm) looking for is malapropism. I love it when I get to answer my own questions (maybe correctly)?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 10:49 am
@CDobyns,
My guess Cd is that there's a better term, linked more specifically to the syn
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 12:43 pm
Could it be the "pun"?

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 01:01 pm
@PUNKEY,
Yea, presumably upon keen predilection "pun" could be the key, Punk
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