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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Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be higher

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#2

Snipped It In The Butt

Snipped It In The Butt

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Bear Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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.

#4

Pedestrian

Pedestrian

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

That may take some time...

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#5

Armored Dildo

Armored Dildo

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#6

Incest

Incest

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Bear Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Home, sweet home.

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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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

I went to a better school than you did mate!

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#9

Cinnamons

Cinnamons

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Mz Phit
Community Member
1 year ago

They're cinnamon synonyms! Quite delicious

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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
1 year ago

You mean everyone's ridden on her?

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#11

Cow Zone

Cow Zone

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grotesqueer
Community Member
1 year ago

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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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

How much do you want for her?

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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?

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Marny
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha! That's oddly fitting.

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#14

Human Hi-Breads

Human Hi-Breads

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404 Panda Not Found
Community Member
1 year ago

I would watch this though.

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#15

50 Purse Cent

50 Purse Cent

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NsG
Community Member
1 year ago

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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Tristan J
Community Member
1 year ago

The response is the correct one

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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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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

There is nothing better than a good lip tickle!

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#18

Incest

Incest

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

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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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear.

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#20

Caucasian

Caucasian

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah, he just got a con cushion.

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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
1 year ago

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

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#22

Shrimps Camping

Shrimps Camping

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Helena Houzarová
Community Member
1 year ago

I still don't know what that person ate last night.

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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

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

Giggles are never horrible but bites definitely are😂

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#24

Laughing Historically

Laughing Historically

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James016
Community Member
1 year ago

*laughs in medieval king*

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#25

Egg Corn

Egg Corn

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

Gah - it's "egg horn", you idiot.

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#26

Mazel Tov Cocktail

Mazel Tov Cocktail

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#27

Pastrami On A Beagle

Pastrami On A Beagle

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James016
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Snoopy

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#28

Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted!

Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted!

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James016
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#29

Portal Potties

Portal Potties

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Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

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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#30

Use The Hand Fertilizer Please

Use The Hand Fertilizer Please

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404 Panda Not Found
Community Member
1 year ago

It helps your hands grow.

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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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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

Lets hope you never reproduct!

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#32

Filet Minion With Worst Assure Sauce

Filet Minion With Worst Assure Sauce

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah, barbie cue sauce is better.

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#33

Eating Raw Eggs Gives You Salmon Vanilla

Eating Raw Eggs Gives You Salmon Vanilla

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Pearl
Community Member
1 year ago

Mmm..not a food combo I'd want to try!

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#34

Glob Ladders

Glob Ladders

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom had kid's knee stones.

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#35

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

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

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 year ago

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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#36

Jet I Mind Tricks

Jet I Mind Tricks

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

so much wrong here :D

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#37

Per Doesn't

Per Doesn't

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Wouter
Community Member
1 year ago

So how much is a baker's doesn't? 11?

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#38

Wonder What Happened To The Chick Muck

Wonder What Happened To The Chick Muck

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

You mean cheap monks?

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#39

Foot Fetuses

Foot Fetuses

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

MORTAL PESSSTLEEE *aggressive music starts as competitors are announced*

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