You may not know its name, but if you've heard it, you've burst out laughing like there’s no tomorrow. Because malapropism is hands-down one of the most hilarious linguistic mishaps with a powerful comic spell that no one is immune to. The term refers to the unintentionally humorous misuse or the distortion of a word or a phrase, especially when it’s a word which sounds very similar to the right one.

Bone Apple Tea” is an iconic example which has a whole subreddit named after it. With a solid number of followers, 1 million, to be precise, this online community is Reddit’s powerhouse where people share some of the best malapropism sightings they’ve encountered themselves or spotted online and had to take a screenshot for everyone to see.

The group’s description says: “Like when the food hella good, you say bone apple tea, it's like french or some shit,” and there’s nothing left to add, so I leave the stage to your cringes and raised brows. Psst! After you’re done, be sure to check out our previous posts on Bone Apple Teas here and here, because you just can’t get enough of Tea, right?!

#1

You’re So Eagle Testicle

You’re So Eagle Testicle

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#2

Snipped It In The Butt

Snipped It In The Butt

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Bear Hall
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe it's about the next coke delivery and they wanted to say "Shipped in the butt".

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#3

They Discuss Them

They Discuss Them

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Pearl
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Them Puerto Ricans be getting up in everyone's business...

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To find out more about Reddit’s powerhouse, Bored Panda reached out to the Bone Apple Tea subreddit’s moderator team who were happy to share some insights about the community. “It's been a pretty steady progression since we started,” the moderators said and added that “I don't think any of us expected to hit 1 million.” After 5 years from its creation, the subreddit has reached a solid 1M member count, but its audience is likely to continue soaring.

#5

Armored Dildo

Armored Dildo

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😂😂😂😂God! I actually laughed after seeing this

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But there’s definitely a lot of work when it comes to keeping Bone Apple Tea’s content entertaining and making sure the community is constantly active. Turns out the moderator team has recently taken on a batch of new mods to help run the subreddit, as well as have a few bots running around to weed out misspellings.

“We have a list of banned words that are reposted at least 25 times a day—if we allowed them, our sub would be nothing but the same 5 malapropisms. By keeping the list, we try to ensure that there is enough variety for people to keep coming back,” they told us.

#7

Someone Is Selling “Access” On FB

Someone Is Selling “Access” On FB

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Helena Houzarová
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An axe grants you access to many places. It may be illegal access, but it's access nonetheless.

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#8

Four Meal Your

Four Meal Your

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NsG
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I went to a better school than you did mate!

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#9

Cinnamons

Cinnamons

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Part of the success of Bone Apple Tea revolves around its whole concept that so many people find universally funny. The moderator team believes that “The English language in general is pretty funny—It's like it was designed specifically to confuse everyone.”

Moreover, “Malapropisms are in that niche where even if you are completely fluent in English, you still run the risk of using the wrong word and looking like a fool,” they said and added that “maybe people just want reassurance that they aren't alone.”

#10

Watch Out For Those Cycle Paths!

Watch Out For Those Cycle Paths!

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NsG
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mean everyone's ridden on her?

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#11

Cow Zone

Cow Zone

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grotesqueer
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let see if they'll learn how "pronounced" is spelled next.

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#12

Don’t Sell My Nana Please

Don’t Sell My Nana Please

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When asked about the future of the Bone Apple Tea community, the mod team said that they have created 2 new subs to deal with scenarios that allow homophones and typos, r/BoneAppleTee and r/BoneAppleTypo respectively. Turns out, the rules at the original Bone Apple Tea are pretty strict and they don’t allow any of these there. “We hope that they will grow to the same size as r/BoneAppleTea someday,” they said.

#13

Her... Mating Name?

Her... Mating Name?

BrandonThe Report

#15

50 Purse Cent

50 Purse Cent

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NsG
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not quite how the maths works, but I love the additional gem of getting around a possibly choosing beggar too.

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#16

Kind A Mints 🌱

Kind A Mints 🌱

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#17

Laugh Yourself Thin On This Oh! Lip Tickle Machine?

Laugh Yourself Thin On This Oh! Lip Tickle Machine?

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#18

Incest

Incest

Eshwen Report

Riddhi⭐
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh boy, "incest" is definitely not a good way to relax!😬🤣🤣

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#19

I Hate People Who Ma Nipple Ate Others

I Hate People Who Ma Nipple Ate Others

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#21

Please Use Tongues To Pick Pastries

Please Use Tongues To Pick Pastries

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Bear Hall
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It gives a whole new meaning to "French pastry".

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#22

Shrimps Camping

Shrimps Camping

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#23

I Don’t Have Enough Storage For All These Damn Giggle Bites

I Don’t Have Enough Storage For All These Damn Giggle Bites

Locos_Tacos4 Report

Riddhi⭐
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Giggles are never horrible but bites definitely are😂

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#24

Laughing Historically

Laughing Historically

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#26

Mazel Tov Cocktail

Mazel Tov Cocktail

MrMoofer Report

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was in roller derby, a teammate's derby name was Mazel Tov Cocktail (she was Jewish).

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#28

Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted!

Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted!

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James016
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Methinks this may not be the mistake you think it is ;)

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#29

Portal Potties

Portal Potties

JAUNTYPINEAPPLE Report

Duncan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If i am unloading sitting on the can, i would really hope not to be transported somewhere else in the universe while my pants were down.

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#31

When You Don’t Care About The Reproductions…

When You Don’t Care About The Reproductions…

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#32

Filet Minion With Worst Assure Sauce

Filet Minion With Worst Assure Sauce

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#33

Eating Raw Eggs Gives You Salmon Vanilla

Eating Raw Eggs Gives You Salmon Vanilla

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#35

"Coughing"... (Also, Really??)

"Coughing"... (Also, Really??)

calvers70 Report

Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, the real story here is the "wrong diagnosis". Apparently, this person was told by a doctor that they were goinmg to die, so they got a coffin. Then they got a second opinion and found out they're going to live. And how are they responding to this turn of events? "I wonder if I can get anything for this coffin now that I don't need it." Hey genius, you're still going to die - just not as soon.

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#37

Per Doesn't

Per Doesn't

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#38

Wonder What Happened To The Chick Muck

Wonder What Happened To The Chick Muck

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#39

Foot Fetuses

Foot Fetuses

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All right, I admit, I am a foot fetus. I actually had two feet as a fetus. There, I got it off my chest!

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#40

Mortal Pastel!

Mortal Pastel!

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

MORTAL PESSSTLEEE *aggressive music starts as competitors are announced*

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