Says someone who apparently hasn't picked cherries for their grandmother. You have to select carefully when you're trying to get the same size, color and ripeness for pies and especially canning.There are so many- my real bugaboo is the use of "genius" as an adjective, which has become so common that dictionaries have had to acknowledge it. For my official entry, however, I'll go with "cherry picking", as in "cherry picking data"; what the devil do cherries have to do with it? You're data (or perhaps datum) picking.
Had a French colleague who sometimes struggled a little with English. He always put expletives at the end of a sentence and once accused the team as (best read with a French accent) ‘running around like chickens wivout ‘ats’ as opposed to headless chickens!Hilarious! I absolutely love malapropisms.
Years ago I had a supervisor publish a memo wherein he used the term, "hurting cats." He had never seen the metaphor herding cats in writing, so he didn't realize it referred to the accomplishment of a difficult task. He thought it was actually about causing physical injury to domesticated feline species. What a goob.