Comes from Mrs. Malaprop, a character in 'The Rivals' - a 1775 play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She imagines herself to be learned but betrays her ignorance by using words that sound similar to those she intends to use.
Mrs. Malaprop refers to a "nice derangement of epitaphs" in the play.
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