Mudcat Café message #3607314 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153852   Message #3607314
Posted By: Amos
04-Mar-14 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Catachresis was rendered obsolete, culturally, by Richard Sheridan when he wrote The Rivals. They have been malapropisms ever since--an evolutionary ineffability, certainly.