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One of his Rickyisms

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[]

Rickyisms.

Kill 2 birds with one stone

What Ricky said:

Actual word or phrase: First said in:

A link is only as long as your longest strong chain

A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. "Righties Loosies, Lefties Tighties"
All for all and one for one One for all and all for one This is actually said by Tyrone in S1 E1 "Take Your Little Gun and Get Out of My Trailer Park". Ricky May say it later, but T says it first at approximately 16:20.
Al-I-Ga-tor Aligator TPB Out Of The Park USA S1 E1
Alright, Heisenstein Alright, Einstein Money Can Suck My Cock
Amernicans Americans
Astronaut Cock & Snoopy The Fuck Dog Cory & Trevor. Also called "The Scooby Dumb Cock Brothers" and "Gumby & P'fucky-O"
Atodaso (possibly "a toe to sew") I told you so "The Fuckin' Way She Goes"
Avengers of the Nerds Revenge of the Nerds "You Want the Lot Fees? You Can Suck Them Out of the Tip of My Cock"
Awkwardly Situation Awkward situation "Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor"
Bagmitten Badminton

"Give Peace a Chance"

Bee Suave Bee Salve
Brain Phones Smart Phones/iPhone
"The Jack Your Cock Furry Whore Slut"
Beauty is in the eye when you hold her Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Friends With The Benedicts
Bottle of joy Bundle of joy
Book Learning Reading or Studying
Breakfast at bed Breakfast in bed "If you Don't Believe it, it's Not Real"
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?
Carbonator Carburetor "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Catch 23 situation Catch 22 situation "A Dope Trailer Is No Place For A Kitty "
CDR VCR Don't Legalize It
Cherry Trees Charity "Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself"
Child Reports Child support "The Kiss Of Freedom"
Church of Later Day Saints The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Multiple
Civilian War Civil War TPB: Out of the Park USA S1 E3 Charlotte
Looks like a tropical earthquake blew through here Looks like a hurricane/Tropical Storm blew through here "What in the Fuck Happened to Our Trailer Park?"
Cock-a-doodle Fucking Ketchup Chips Person with a fucked up looking red colour mohawk resembling a rooster head; Jacob's friend and classmate at Dartmouth Regional Vocational School had a red mohawk
Come to turns with it Come to terms with it
Crop of Shit Crock of Shit The Dirty Dancer
Crystally-clear Crystal-clear "Three-Tiered Shit Dyke"
Cubic Zarcarbian Cubic zirconia "I'm Not Gay, I Love Lucy... Wait A Second, Maybe I Am Gay"
Decnals Decals "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Delicately situation Delicate situation "A Man's Gotta Eat"
Denial and error Trial and error "I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"
Deerts Deer (Plurar)

" Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys "

Disinspect Disrespect "Countdown to Liquor Day"
Does a bear shit on the pope?

'Does a bear shit in the woods?' combined with 'Is the pope Catholic?'

"Shit-Covered Cave Teeth"
Don't judge a cover of a book by its look Don't judge a book by its cover "You Want the Lot Fees? You Can Suck Them Out of the Tip of My Cock"
Doobie-lin Dublin "Trailer Park Boys Live in Fuckin' Ireland"
Do onto others as you do onto you Do unto others what you would have others do unto you "Never Cry Shitwolf "
Do you wanna get married by me? Will you marry me? Multiple
Dressed all over All dressed "Dressed All Over And Zesty Mordant "
DVD DVS (Detroit Velvet Smooth) "Who's The Microphone Assassin? "
Elemental school Elementary school "A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots"
Escape goat Scapegoat
Ever never again Never again "If you Don't Believe it, it's Not Real"
Every kid goes through phrases Goes through phases "The Shit Puppets "
False Acriminations False accusations (combined with (self-)incrimination) "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Fenis Fetus (mistaken for Penis) "Friends with the Benedicts"
Fire Retarded Flame retardant "Workin' Man"
Fill my feet Fill My Shoes " If You Love Something Set it Free "
Finders Creepers Finder Keepers "Well Boys, I Guess I Gotta Get Dead"
Five-minute rule Five-second rule "Whore-A-Geddon"
For the Gooder of Us All For the Good of Us All "All the Fuckin' Dope You Can Smoke"
Forward-Fast Fast-Forward "A Dancer For Money"
Frog Fraud
Frustated Frustrated "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
FuckEx FedEx "Workin' Man"
Friends with the Benedicts Friends with benefits " Friends With The Benedicts "
Flames were golfing (and also golfing with flames) Engulfed in flames "You Got To Blame The Thing Up Here"
Flying things Birds
Fuck the fuck off Fuck off "Big Cock"
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 goodin' at it Get good at it "You Want the Lot Fees? You Can Suck Them Out of the Tip of My Cock"
Get two birds stoned at once Kill two birds with one stone "Rub N Tiz'zug "
Getting like Hank at this Getting the hang of it "Piss"
Golds Goals "The Shit Puppets"
Good things come to those at the gate Good things come to those that wait
Googly search Google search Podcast Episode 43
Gorilla see, Gorilla do Monkey see, monkey do "A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots "
Gram son Grandson Several
Green grapes with the crunchy things in the middle Grapes with seeds "The motel can't live at the motel"
Happy hour ever after Happily ever after "A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots"
Hark attack Heart attack " The Shit Blizzard "
Hair Shellac Cooking spray (mistaken for hairspray that Ricky uses to style his hair) "Orangie's Pretty Fuckin Tough"
Hang your horses Hold your horses "Up in Smoke We Go"
Heart congestion Indigestion "The Winds Of Shit"
Hit 'em with everything we caught Hit 'em with everything we've got "Piss"
Hobolo Hobo "A Shit River Runs Through It"[1]
Home trees Home free " Workin' Man "
Honesty is just a test policy Honesty is the best policy "Whore-A-Geddon"
Honourly system Honour system "The Winds Of Shit"
Hornse Horse "Chlamydia"
Hyposuction Liposuction "Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor"
I do trust his judgmentals I do trust his judgement
I dont have enough people words to make it understand you the way it understands me I can't think of the right words to say "A Man's Gotta Eat "
I'm an Optometrist I'm an Optimist
I'm just stretched out I'm just stressed out
I'm not going to put my dad in jeopardization I'm not going to put my dad in jeopardy
Incubaker Incubator
Indianapolis Jones Indiana Jones "Where In The Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque?"
Ironland Ireland "Trailer Park Boys Live in Fuckin' Ireland"
It's better to have a gun and need it than to not have a gun and not need it It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it
It's clear to see who makes the pants here It's clear to see who wears the pants here "If You Love Something, Set It Free "
I-surance Insurance
It doesn't take rocket appliances It doesn't take rocket scientists "A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots "
Juniper Jupiter "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be "
Jungle bridge Taint My F..king balls, My C..k, My Hole or My T...?
Keep your friends close, but your enemies toaster Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer My F..king Balls, My C..k, My Hole or My T...?
Get Learnt Learn Multiple
Leaves comber A yard rake rightsies loosies lefties tighties
Lemonzine Limousine "Give Peace A Chance"
Let guy bonds be guy bonds Let bygones be bygones "Why In The Fuck Is My Trailer Pink?"
Let's make toast Let'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 in heat Looks like we need to turn up the heat Three tiered shit dyke
Lurches Leeches "We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends"
Magdolin Mandolin
Make like a tree and fuck off Make like a tree and leave " Never Trust A Man With No Shirt On "
Make my words Mark my words Multiple
Man-On Man-On Man-on-Man "You Want the Lot Fees? You Can Suck Them Out of the Tip of My Cock"
Marsmelons Marshmallows "George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler"
Mating name Maiden name "Where In The Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque? "
Maturinate Mature "Dressed All Over And Zesty Mordant"
Meat Dick(s) Works in the meat department of the Freshmart; Jacob's friends and classmates at Dartmouth Regional Vocational School
Mexicali Stand-on Mexican Standoff "A Shit River Runs Through It"
Middleland Middleman "A Shit River Runs Through It"
Multi-usefullness Multipurpose
My minds started racing against each other My mind started racing "Sweet Liquory Load"
Negotialated Negotiated On Set Season 8
No things attached No strings attached "Friends With The Benedicts"
North of-Americas North America "Three-Tiered Shit Dyke"
Not in the right frames of the mind Not in the right state of mind
Nulted and void Null and void "Money Can Suck My Cock"
Off their leeches Off their leashes "Working Man"
On slim ice On thin ice "Up in Smoke We Go"
One man's garbage is another man person's good ungarbage One man's garbage is another man's treasure. "High Definition Piss Jugs"
Outdoor Curckey Tucker Outdoor Turkey Cooker
Passed with flying fuckin' carpets Passed with flying colours "Propane, Propane"
Pavin' a fuckin' point Proving a point "George Green: Industrial Cock Inhaler"
Peach'n'cake Piece of cake/ peaches n' creme "Propane, Propane"
People's freedom of choices & voices act Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms "If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"
Perspecticts Perspectives "The Winds Of Shit"
PFD Ph.D "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Phill Cosby Bill Cosby "Community Service and a Boner Made with Love"
Pianio Piano
Pillow berry Pillsbury
Pick someone your own brain size Pick on someone your own size
Play that "Diane Sawyer" song Play that "Tom Sawyer" song "Closer To The Heart"
Plutonium loveship Platonic friendship
Praying Atlantis Praying mantis "The Dirty Dancer"
Let Pylon be Pylons Let Bygones be Bygones Memphis
Razor Focused Laser Focused The Big Cock
Refuckulate Recalculate  "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Reap off Rip off "Sh*t Covered Cave Teeth"
Responsables Responsibilities
Rocket appliances Rocket science
Ron Cruise Tom Cruise Flow Me the Money
Saskatchewance Sasquatch Rub 'n Tiz'zug
Sasparilla Salmonella "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk And Eat Chicken Fingers"
Search warranty Search warrant "Never Cry Shitwolf"
Selling me under the bus Conflating "throwing me under the bus" and "selling me down the river." " Orangie Is Pretty Fuckin' Tough"
Sippy and Garfuckel Simon and Garfunkel
Slidey Things Deejay mixing console
Snoopy Dog Snoop Dogg Up In Smoke We Go
Specialtilizations Specialists "I Fuckin' Miss Cory And Trevor"
Split it 50/50/50 Split it 50/50 "The Sh*t Puppets"
Stay one foot ahead of them Stay one step ahead of them Deleted scene
Stretched out Stressed out
Supply and command Supply and demand "I've Met Cats And Dogs Smarter Than Cory And Trevor"
Survival of the fitness Survival of the fittest "We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels So We Call Them Friends"
Swallow my prize Swallow my pride "The Green Bastard"
Sweet empowered chicken things Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings "The Bible Pimp"
Take it and leave it Take it or leave it "A Man's Gotta Eat"
This deck of the woods This neck of the woods "Friends With The Benedicts"
Tempus fuck it Tempus fugit "Temporary Relief Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor"
Tropical earthquake Tropical storm "What In The Fuck Happened To Our Trailer Park?"
Trying to make my heart attack? Trying to give me a heart attack? "Orangie's Pretty Fuckin' Tough"
Two turnips in heat Turn up the heat "Three-Tiered Shit Dyke"
TVs With The Click-Clackers Desktop computer Multiple
Water under the fridge Water under the bridge "Money Can Suck My C**k"
Western Korea North Korea
What comes around is all around What goes around comes around "Mr. Lahey's Got My Porno Tape"
Where there's smoke there's wires Where there's smoke there's fire Righties Loosies, Lefties Tighties
Vacational school Vocational school "The Winds Of Shit"
Vice Principals Principles
What Julian doesn't grow won't burn him What Julian doesn't know won't hurt him "Propane, Propane"
What Lucy doesn't know won't learn her What 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"
Whole different kettle and dish Whole different kettle of fish "Freedom 45?"
Woke up on the left side of the bed Woke up on the wrong side of the bed "All the Shit I Need"
Work in process Work in progress
Worldy Pipe Internet Multiple
Word Papers Documents
Worst case Ontario Worst case scenario "Jim Lahey Is A Fuckin' Drunk And He Always Will Be"
Scale from one or ten Scale from one to ten "Freedom 45?"
Spy for a spy Eye for an Eye (I spy with my little Eye) "The Kiss Of Freedom"
Sudyfeds Sudafed "Freedom 45?"
The more thinkings I have about it The more I think about it "The Motel Can't Live At The Motel"
What was done was done What's done is done "Shit-Covered Cave Teeth"

Your Majesty

Your Honour "If I Can't Smoke And Swear, I'm Fucked"
Cosby, Bill, and 'Stache Crosby, Stills, & Nash "Amsterdam pt. 2" From TPB: Out of the Park: Europe
La La Lamp Lava Lamp Gettin' Learnt With Ricky - Siance
We can't all be borned with a silver room in our house Born with a silver spoon in your mouth

Mispronunciations

Notes[]

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.

The word "bumblecocksucker" is almost certainly intentional.

so I think the largest known word to Ricky is re-allocated…used in season four…episode one…

According to Merriam-Webster, "fire-retarded" is an actual word that means "protected with a fire-retardant material". However, as many of these entries are legitimate words, this still counts as a mistake since it's not what he intended to say.

"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".  

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