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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mondegreen

A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near homophony in a way that gives it a new meaning. It most commonly is applied to a line in a poem or a lyric in a song.


Personal favorite: AbbA - See that girl, watch her scream - kicking/licking/tickling/sticking the dancing queen…







First Runner Up: Toto- I left my brains down in Africa

10 comments:

  1. Nivrana, the song is "Sappy" - the crazy lyrics I thought I was hearing…were the actual lyrics. You Tube it.

    "…he'll give you breathing holes…you're in a laundry room…"

    It spoke to me, like a weird dream that made no sense….

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    1. It just goes to show that if it's Rock and Roll, the lyrics are secondary. Folk music is different. "Puff the Magic Dragon" is about a boy and his magical dragon...

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  2. I still don't know the real lyrics to Dancing Queen. Great song, though.

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    1. Precisely - they all work just fine.

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    1. Drink another Beefeaters and you'll feel pert enough to return.

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