Showing posts with label Yogi Berra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yogi Berra. Show all posts

Feb 26, 2016

Still More Yogi Berra Quotes

Here are my last bunch of his many famous quotes:

  •     Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.
  •     The future ain’t what it used to be.
  •     We have deep depth.
  •     Pair up in threes.
  •     Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.
  •     Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
  •     It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too     much.
  •     I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it         keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not       hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
  •     So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.
  •     The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
  •     Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents         off the streets.

Feb 19, 2016

More Yogi Berra Quotes

Here a a few more of his many famous quotes:

    If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
    It ain’t over till it’s over.
    It’s like déjà vu all over again.
    No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.
    A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
    Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
    We made too many wrong mistakes.
    Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
    You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
    I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
    Never answer an anonymous letter.
    I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.

Feb 12, 2016

Mondegreens, Malapropisms, and Eggcorns

A mondegreen is a word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of another word or phrase that we hear. Mondegreens sound like the original wording, but often change the meaning of the word or phrase entirely. The term mondegreen is usually applied to misheard song lyrics or lines of poetry, but can also refer to other types of speech. For example, someone might hear the sarcastic saying “Thank you, Captain Obvious” as “Thank you, Katherine Obvious.”

A malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsense, or humorous utterance. Yogi Berra was a master of this, saying things, such as "Texas has a lot of electrical votes," rather than "electoral votes". Another example is “dance the flamingo” instead of “dance the flamenco.”

Eggcorns are an idiosyncratic substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker's dialect. The new phrase introduces a meaning that is different from the original, but plausible in the same context, such as "old-timers' disease" for "Alzheimer's disease" or "mating name" instead of "maiden name."

If a person stubbornly sticks to a mispronunciation after being corrected, that person has committed a mumpsimus.

Yogi Berra Quotes

Here a just a few of his many famous quotes:
•    You can observe a lot by just watching.
•    He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.
•    Take it with a grin of salt.
•    Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
•    You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
•    It gets late early out here.
•    You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
•    I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
•    If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.
•    If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
•    I never said most of the things I said.