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Taconicus 07 Dec 21 - 11:54 AM
Reinhard 07 Dec 21 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,pattyClink 07 Dec 21 - 12:45 PM
Jeri 07 Dec 21 - 02:25 PM
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Subject: Folklore: MONDEGREENS
From: Taconicus
Date: 07 Dec 21 - 11:54 AM

A mondegreen is a word or phrase that results from mishearing or misinterpreting a statement or song lyric. Mondegreens are also known as oronyms. The term was coined in 1954 by American writer Sylvia Wright (and popularized by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll), inspired by a famous misinterpretation in the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl o' Moray" in which the line "And laid him on the green" was misheard and often repeated as, "And Lady Mondegreen."

"Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
– Jimi Hendrix

"The ants are my friends. It's blowing in the wind."
– Bob Dylan

What's your favorite musical mondegreen, especially a wrong lyric you thought for a long time was correct?

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Subject: RE: Folklore: MONDEGREENS
From: Reinhard
Date: 07 Dec 21 - 12:00 PM

Don't repeat stuff, please. There are already a lot of threads on mondegreens, e.g. mondegreen ? (click here) and others linked from that thread.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: MONDEGREENS
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 07 Dec 21 - 12:45 PM

That's a cranky response for this festive season. I was all jazzed to post my favorite mondegreen, but now I'm not sure which thread we are allowed to re-activate, the one from 13 years ago?
    Reopening an older thread is just fine. Use the Filter for Mondegreen, and scads of them will turn up. Usually, the best one to open is the most recent one (at the top of the list), like this one (click) that was open a month ago. Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-

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Subject: RE: Folklore: MONDEGREENS
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Dec 21 - 02:25 PM

If you've ever had the experience of telling someone a joke, and having to listen to him tell the next 10 people, you'd understand the "cranky". Plus this isn't a reactivation, it's a whole new thread.

Please enjoy reading the old threads. You might have a new one, or you may find a new one, and you can add on.

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