Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malapropism of the Day -- "Case and Point"

and point, case
“In point” was a 17th century expression meaning “pertinent,” so case in point meant a pertinent case. Now confused with two associated things--a case and a point, much as set and match are associated with tennis victory. Recent example: “One case and point, Rodney King. May he rest in peace.” retrieved 13 may 2014

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Got a new one for you: MOTOR-VATE, heard it on a morning show, kinda makes sense, a motor can get you going in the morning!