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Rickyisms is the term devised by the fans of Trailer Park Boys for Ricky's malapropisms and eggcorns (substitution speech errors.) Most of Ricky's speech errors are idiomatic in nature resulting in a phrase (or word) that are linguistically incorrect, but phonetically similar. These slips of the tongue are often the result of Ricky’s lack of education, and extensive use of drugs and alcohol, and situations where he may not be thinking clearly. Ricky’s speech errors are possibly some of the most entertaining aspects of his character, and arguably of the entire show. Compiled below are several tables listing the different kinds of speech errors found throughout the Trailer Park Boys movies and television series. These are a work in progress, and if you have any updated information, or find new errors that are not listed, please don’t hesitate to enter them in, or contact a moderator. Enjoy the chaos!

Idiomatic Slips of the Tongue Edit

Rickyism Actual term or saying Episode

A link is only as long as your longest strong chain

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link "Righties Loosies, Lefties Tighties"
Awkwardly SituationAwkward situation"Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor"
Beauty is in the eye when you hold herBeauty is in the eye of the beholderFriends With The Benedicts
Bottle of joyBundle of joy
Burn the hatchet at both ends Bury the hatchet & burn the candle at both ends "Why In The Fuck Is My Trailer Pink?"
Brain Compartments and Brain Departments Brain (Ricky appears to be referring to the different areas in the brain that retain different kinds of information.) "Money Can Suck My Cock"
Can you give me a bit of credjudice? Can you give me a bit of credit?
CarbonatorCarburetor"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Catch 23 situationCatch 22 situation
CDRVCRDon't Legalize It
Cherry TreesCharity"Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself"
Child ReportsChild support"The Kiss Of Freedom"
Church of Later Day Saints Church of Latter Day Saints Multiple
Looks like a tropical earthquake blew through hereLooks like a hurricane blew through here"What in the Fuck Happened to Our Trailer Park?"
Crop of Shit Crock of Shit The Dirty Dancer
Cubic ZarcarbianCubic zirconia"I'm Not Gay, I Love Lucy... Wait A Second, Maybe I Am Gay"
DecnalsDecals"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Delicately situationDelicate situation"A Man's Gotta Eat"
Denial and errorTrial and error"I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"

" Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys "

DisinspectDisrespect"Countdown to Liquor Day"
Do onto others as you do onto youDo unto others what you would have others do unto you"Never Cry Shitwolf "
Dressed all overAll dressed"Dressed All Over And Zesty Mordant "
DVDDVS (Detroit Velvet Smooth)"Who's The Microphone Assassin? "
Elemental schoolElementary school"A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots"
Escape goatScapegoat
Every kid goes through phrasesGoes through phases"The Shit Puppets "
False AcriminationsFalse accusations"Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Fenis Fetus (mistaken for Penis) "Friends with the Benedicts"
Fire RetardedFire retardant"Workin' Man"
Fill my feetFill My Shoes" If You Love Something Set it Free "
Frustated Frustrated "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
FuckEx FedEx "Workin' Man"
Friends with the BenedictsFriends with benefits" Friends With The Benedicts "
Flames were golfingEngulfed in flames"The Fuckin' Way She Goes"
Flying thingsBirds
Get related Becoming related to someone, in reference to Jacob Collins impregnating Trinity "Orangie's Pretty Fucking Tough"
Get Bornt "Is born" or "Give birth" Multiple
Get two birds stoned at onceKill two birds with one stone"Rub N Tiz'zug "
GoldsGoals"The Shit Puppets"
Good things come to those at the gateGood things come to those that wait
Gorilla see, Gorilla doMonkey see, monkey do
Gram son Grandson Several
Happy however afterHappily ever after
Hark attackHeart attack" The Shit Blizzard "
Hair Shlack Cooking Spray (Mistaken for Hairspray that Ricky uses to style his hair) "Orangie's Pretty Fuckin Tough"
Heart congestionIndigestion"The Winds Of Shit"
Home treesHome free" Workin' Man "
Honesty is just a test policyHonesty is the best policy"Whore-A-Geddon"
Honorly systemHonor system"The Winds Of Shit"
I do trust his judgmentalI do trust his judgement
I dont have enough people words to make it understand you the way it understands meI can't think of the right words to say"A Man's Gotta Eat "
I'm an OptometristI'm an Optimist
I'm just stretched outI'm just stressed out
I'm not going to put my dad in jeopardizationI'm not going to put my dad in jeopardy
Indianapolis JonesIndiana Jones"Where In The Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque?"
IronlandIreland"Trailer Park Boys Live in Fuckin' Ireland"
It's clear to see who makes the pants hereIt's clear to see who wears the pants here"If You Love Something, Set It Free "
It doesn't take rocket appliancesIt doesn't take rocket scientists"A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots "
I toad a so I told you so The Fuckin' Way She Goes
Juniper Jupiter "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Learnt Learn Multiple
Let guy bonds be guy bonds Let bygones be bygones "Why In The Fuck Is My Trailer Pink?"
Let's make toastLet's make a toast"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Long stories get short Long story short "Whore-A-Geddon"
Looks like we need two turnips and heat Looks like need to turn up the heat Three tiered shit dyke
LurchesLeeches"We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends"
Make like a tree and fuck offMake like a tree and leave" Never Trust A Man With No Shirt On "
Make my wordsMark my words"The Bare Pimp Project "
Marsmelons Marshmallows "George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler"
Mating nameMaiden name"Where In The Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque? "
MaturinateMature"Dressed All Over And Zesty Mordant"
Mexicali Stand-onMexican Standoff"A Shit River Runs Through It"
MiddlelandMiddleman"A Shit River Runs Through It"
My minds started racing against each other My mind started racing "Sweet Liquory Load"
No things attached No strings attached "Friends With The Benedicts"
Nulted and voidNull and void"Money Can Suck My Cock"
One man's garbage is another man person's good ungarbage One man's garbage is another man's treasure. "High Definition Piss Jugs"
Passed with flying fuckin' carpetsPassed with flying colours"Propane, Propane"
Pavin' a fuckin' point Proving a point "George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler"
Peach'n'cakePiece of cake"Propane, Propane"
People's freedom of choices & voices actCanadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms"If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"
PerspectictsPerspectives"The Winds Of Shit"
PFDPh.D"Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Phill CosbyBill Cosby"Community Service and a Boner Made with Love"
Play that "Diane Sawyer" songPlay that "Tom Sawyer" song"Closer To The Heart"
Plutonium loveshipPlatonic friendship
RefuckulateRecalculate "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Rocket appliancesRocket science
SaskatchewanSasquatch" Rub N Tiz'zug "
SasparillaSalmonella"Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Search warrantySearch warrant"Never Cry Shitwolf"
Selling me under the busConflating "throwing me under the bus" and "selling me down the river."" Orangie Is Pretty Fuckin' Tough"
Sippy and GarfuckelSimon and Garfunkel
SpecialtilizationsSpecialists"I Fuckin' Miss Cory And Trevor"
Stretched outStressed out
Supply and commandSupply and demand"I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"
Survival of the fitnessSurvival of the fittest"We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends"
Swallow my prizeSwallow my pride"The Green Bastard"
Sweet empowered chicken thingsSweet and sour chicken"The Bible Pimp"
This deck of the woods This neck of the woods "Friends With The Benedicts"
Tempus fuck itTempus fugit"Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor"
Tropical earthquakeTropical storm"What In The Fuck Happened To Our Trailer Park?"
TV's With The Click-Clackers Desktop Computer Multiple
Uternity testPaternity test
Water under the fridgeWater under the bridge
What comes around is all aroundWhat goes around comes around"Mr. Lahey's Got My Porno Tape"
Where there's smoke there's wiresWhere there's smoke there's fireRighties Loosies, Lefties Tighties
Vacational schoolVocational school"The Winds Of Shit"
Vice PrincipalsPrinciples
What Julian doesn't grow won't burn himWhat Julian doesn't know won't hurt him"Propane, Propane"
What Lucy doesn't know won't learn herWhat Lucy doesn't know won't hurt her
What the fuck does that suppose to mean? What is that supposed to mean? "The Motel Can't Live At The Motel"
Worldy Pipe Internet Multiple
Worst case OntarioWorst case scenario"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Spy for a spyEye for an eye"The Kiss Of Freedom"
The more thinkings I have about it The more I think about it "The Motel Can't Live At The Motel"

Your Majesty

Your Honour"If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"

Getting like Hank at this.                    Getting the hang of it.


Ricky's pronouncication

Actual pronunciation

Au GRATT-in Au Gratin"Aw Grattin'"
Baby Whips Baby Wipes George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler
Bornt Born Multiple
Borntday Birthday "The Liquor Snurf"
Bagmitton Badminton"Give peace a chance"
Brainium Brain "Sweet Liquory Load"
Canapillar Caterpillar "A Dope Trailer is no Place For a Kitty "
Decnuls Decals"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Disaspect Disrespect
Distraction of property Destruction of property "The Bare Pimp Project"
Distractulating Distracting"If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"
Doguments Documents
Eisenstein Einstein "Money Can Suck My Cock"
Electromecuted Electrocuted
Eternity test Paternity Test
Fenus Fetus
Fustated Frustrated
Genis Genius
Hill-A-billies Hillbillies
Horvaculture Horticulture"A Dope Trailer Is No Place For A Kitty "
eyesurance Insurance
Investaments Investments"Who's The Microphone Assassin?"
Ivitory Inventory George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler
I atodaso I told you so
Ja-lap-en-oh Jalapeño"Never Trust A Man With No Shirt On"
Juniper Jupiter"Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Jackpop Jackpot "Righties Loosies, Lefties Tighties"
Ka-hay-keys Khakis"Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor "
Hyposuction Liposuction
Lemonzineine Limousine"Give peace a chance"
Learnt Learn, past or present tense Multiple
Maked Made "Sweet Liquory Load"
Mohonk Mohawk
Murderder Murder("Mr. Lahey's Got My Porno Tape")
Naysaw NASA("A Man's Gotta Eat")
Pacificer Pacifier George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler
Paralys Paralyzed
Piranhagis Piranha's"A Dope Trailer Is No Place For A Kitty "
Pikeological Psychological"Three Good Men Are Dead"
Prescription Description
Proposaling Proposing"Propane, Propane"
Quantrintine Quarantine"A Dope Trailer Is No Place For A Kitty"
Quick and essily Quintessentially
Rakins Raccoons"I Banged Lucy And Knocked Her Up... No Big Deal"
Remowed Area Remote Area
Radies Rabies
Pianeo Piano"The Fuckin' Way She Goes"
Smartable Smarter"Propane, Propane"
So-hockey Sake

"The Shit Puppets "

Sasparilla Salmonella"Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Saskatchewans Sasquatch"Rub and Tiz-zug"
Snoopy Dogg Snoop Dogg
Speakless Speechless "Sweet Liquory Load"
Puspention Suspension"Trailer Park Boys Season 8 Behind the Scenes: Day 24 - Speed Bump"
The Beatnles The Beatles
Thock Thought Season 8 and Beyond
Ultamarian Ultimatum
Worchesner sauce Worcestershire Sauce"The Fuckin' Way She Goes "


The use of "fuck off" with "make like a tree and..." is likely intentional, as Ricky is known to use "fuck off" in order to get people to go away and/or leave him alone.

"Zesty Mordant" is a linguistic error that's not exactly a mistake, relating to the fact that Sunnyvale is in Canada, where products are sold with both English and French labels. What happened is this particular bag of Doritos was sold with the English word "zesty" (meaning "spicy" or "full of life") and the French word "mordant" (which translates to "biting") in large text with the rest of the label in small text. So the English way of saying the name of these chips is "Zesty Cheese" and the French reads "Fromage Mordant", or "Biting Cheese".  I would bet Ricky would not have been the first to make this error!

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