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The world of wrong words

By Tom Chatfield  

Malapropisms don’t come much more elegant than this one, excavated during the course of my dedicated Prospect researches into the online Poker phenomenon. It’s from an interview with Tony Bloom, top British player and all-round affluent gambler:

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO PLAY HEADS-UP? I guess Stu Ungar. Sadly, he died before I ever had the chance to play him. Certainly at his peak, from what I hear, he had an incredible feel for the game and a photogenic memory.

Those MRI scans must have been works of art.

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