"Hey, girlfriend," Cynthia yelled from about three feet away.That is not a typo. This Cynthia character is constantly challenging me to see the world with new eyes as she comes up with one malapropism after another. (The word malapropism comes from a character in Sheridan's 1775 book, The Rivals -- Mrs. Malaprop was noted for her misapplication of words.) Here's another malapropism from Cynthia in Seven Year Switch, page 12:
I jumped. "Geez," I said. "I didn't even see you."
"I know. I could have knocked you over with a fender."
"God, you never seem to amaze me."