Malaprops with Mom, Part 2
This is less a malaprop, and more a mix-up. Still funny, I promise you.
This was years ago, when I was home for the summer from college. My friend R called for me one day when I was out, so she chatted with my mom for a while.
Mom: "Oh, I'm just doing some housework today and watching a movie."
R: "Really, what movie?"
Mom: "The Shining."
R: "You're kidding! That's a scary movie to be watching all alone!"
Mom: "...you think? I don't think it's very scary."
R: "Well, enjoy the movie and ask Ann to call me when she gets home."
R came over to the house the next day, walked by the tv, picked up a video case and collapsed in a gale of giggles.
Mom had been watching "Shine."