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Re: Mixing phrases

Posted by ESC on January 14, 2000

In Reply to: Mixing two phrases together? posted by Stef 11 on January 14, 2000

: Let sleeping giants lie.

: Up a gum tree without a paddle.

: What is the name for these mixed up phrases?

You've buttered your bread, now sleep in it. I'll burn that bridge when I come to it. Malapropisms means mixing up up similar words. But I don't think that's what you're going for.