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Quotation by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Sure if I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Mrs. Malaprop, in The Rivals, act 3, sc. 3 (1775).
A "correct" version of this "malapropism" might be: "If I apprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my vernacular tongue, and a nice arrangement of epithets."
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