Or he is not conscious of word choices, or probably had the right word in mind but wrote the wrong one, or simply he is a malapropist
(somebody who misuses words unintentionally by confusion with one of similar sound).
With Musial's departure, the only such players left are former Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr (now 94, two years older than Musial); former Negro League and New York Giant star outfielder Monte Irvin (93); former Pirates' slugger Ralph Kiner (90); Musial's former teammate Red Schoendienst (89); Yankee catching legend and supreme malapropist
Yogi Berra (87); Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford (84); and the Dodgers' immortal southpaw Sandy Koufax (77).
Michael Walker, who played the title role in last year's "Fortinbras" at VLT, plays Zangler, the malapropist
proprietor of an upscale grocery store, where much of the action is set.
He is hosting a meeting of the writers' group he chairs, which includes a young female journalist who churns out detective fiction, a lesbian farmer who would write romantic melodramas if she did not suffer from chronic writer's block, a disgruntled retired teacher who is writing a musical version of Pilgrim's Progress, one of his former pupils who writes children's stories, and a malapropist
writer of conspiricist science-fiction.