Acyron

Acyron (synonymous to acyrologiaOpens in new window), is the use of words contrary to what is intended to make the right expression.

A Classic Example of Acyron

  1. I am as sad as a sandboy.
  2. (Here, the word the speaker meant to use is happy — because he's obviously in a happy mood in which he compares with the typical mood of a sandboy)

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