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Thread #8440   Message #209665
Posted By: GUEST,Mrrzy-at-work
10-Apr-00 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: mis-heard lyrics (surely they didn't say...)
Subject: RE: mis-heard lyrics (surely they didn't say...)
Reading the thread on Scots words reminded me of a favorite misheard line in a Star Trek: In some episode or other Scotty is wailing about his engines, crying Och, me puir, wee bairns! Which a friend of mine heard for years as "me poor, wee bearings" - which made so much sense he never had any reason to hear it otherwise until a conversation in which he claimed not to know the word Bairn, when I knew he was a Star Trek fan, so I asked about that line...and we both cracked up.