Here's to Mrs Malaprop!

Following JD's reference to a Dutch correspondent's use of "exceedings", here's a malapropism that made me smile from an English writer who should know better:
It’s led to a shortage of 12 to 36-month-old vehicles, exasperated by people holding on to them.

Yes, of course the author meant "exacerbated", but as written doesn't this sentence paint a wonderful picture of exasperated vehicles desperate to find new homes?

1 comment:

TootsNYC said...

That's a wonderful image--"trade me in, already; I've had enough of you and your heavy foot on the clutch!"