• No products in the basket.
cart chevron-down close-disc
  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 40

Mixed Metaphors

Let’s get our ducks on the same page. Words by Bella Gladman. Photograph by Paula Codoner.

Retired federal judge Dave Hatfield has been collecting malaphors for over 30 years and posting them on his website, malaphors.com, for nearly 10. Malaphors are mixed metaphors—the product of two idioms blended together to make a humorous Frankenphrase such as: “I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it.” Though most commonly observed in political punditry and sports commentary on TV and radio, none of us will escape getting our linguistic wires crossed from time to time. Hatfield says that’s


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty

Buy Now

This story appears in a print issue of Kinfolk. You’re welcome to read this story for free or subscribe to enjoy unlimited access.


Kinfolk.com uses cookies to personalize and deliver appropriate content, analyze website traffic and display advertising. Visit our cookie policy to learn more. By clicking "Accept" you agree to our terms and may continue to use Kinfolk.com.