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Just One of Many Malapropisms in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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…and he himself
must speak through, saying thus, or to the same
defect Ladies or, Fair ladies… (3.1.33)

Bottom’s language is filled with malapropisms. What does Bottom actually mean when he says the above quote?

A

Bottom actually means to say, “and he himself must speak thorough, saying thus...”

B

Bottom actually means to say, “or to the same effect ‘Ladies’.”

C

Bottom actually means to say, “…or to the same defect ‘Ladies’ or, ‘Ladies fair’.”

D

Bottom actually means to say, “and he himself must speak through, saying this,”

E

There is no malapropism in this set of Bottom’s dialogue.