Malapropism

Definitions

Malapropism- an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.


Mal- a combining form meaning “bad,” “wrongful,” “ill,” occurring originally in loanwords from French ( malapert); on this model, used in the formation of other words ( malfunction; malcontent).

Example

Because, they know that their scientific malapropisms will not stand scrutiny.