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    Mondegreen: No Dukes of Hazzard in the classroom.
    Should be: No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
    Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

    Mondegreen: We are living in a Cheerio world, and I am a Cheerio girl.
    Should be: We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl.
    Material Girl – Madonna

    Mondegreen: Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.
    Should be: Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
    Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

    Mondegreen: Take your pants down and make it happen.
    Should be: Take your passion and make it happen.
    Flashdance – Irene Cara

    Mondegreen: Back in ’55, we were makin’ fun that hurts.
    Should be: Back in ’55, we were makin’ thunderbirds.
    Makin’ Thunderbirds – Bob Seger

    Mondegreen: I can see you … your bra-strap’s shining in the sun.
    Should be: I can see you … your brown skin shining in the sun.
    The Boys of Summer – Don Henley

    Mondegreen: A year has gone since I broke my nose.
    Should be: A year has passed since I wrote my note.
    Message in a Bottle – The Police

    Mondegreen: Your legs move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
    Should be: Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
    Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

    Mondegreen: See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen.
    Should be: See that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen.
    Dancing Queen – Abba

    Mondegreen: There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do.
    Should be: There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.
    Africa – Toto

    Mondegreen: Joy to the visions that the people see.
    Should be: Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea.
    Joy to the World – Three Dog Night

    Mondegreen: Are you ringing in the ears?
    Should be: Are you reelin’ in the years?
    Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan

    Mondegreen: I got my first real sex dream, I was 5 at the time.
    Should be: I got my first real six-string, bought it at the five-and-dime.
    Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams

    Mondegreen: Money for nothin’ and chips for free.
    Should be: Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free.
    Money For Nothing – Dire Straits

    Mondegreen: Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.
    Should be: Every time you go away, you take a piece of me with you.
    Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young

    Mondegreen: It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.
    Should be: It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.
    Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

    Mondegreen: Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.
    Should be: Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
    I’m a Believer – The Monkees


  • #2
    Another school day Bo , never heard that phrase before .

    ' Everytime I Cross My Eyes '
    Should have been ' Everytime I Close My Eyes ' .

    ' We Don't Need No Medication '
    S.H.B ...... We Don't Need No Education ' .

    ' We all live on Stork margarine '
    S.H.B .... We all live in a yellow submarine .
    Last edited by Twobob; 04-05-2024, 01:12 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Twobob View Post
      Another school day Bo , never heard that phrase before .

      ' Everytime I Cross My Eyes '
      Should have been ' Everytime I Close My Eyes ' .

      ' We Don't Need No Medication '
      S.H.B ...... We Don't Need No Education ' .

      ' We all live on Stork margarine '
      S.H.B .... We all live in a yellow submarine .
      Good ones Twobob.

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      • #4



        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        A mondegreen (/ˈmɒndɪˌɡriːn/) is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase in a way that gives it a new meaning.[1] Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song; the listener, being unable to hear a lyric clearly, substitutes words that sound similar and make some kind of sense.[2][3] The American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in 1954, recalling a childhood memory of her mother reading the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl of Murray" (from Thomas Percy's 1765 book Reliques of Ancient English Poetry), and mishearing the words "laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen".[4]

        "Mondegreen" was included in the 2000 edition of the Random House Webster's College Dictionary, and in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2002. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added the word in 2008.[5][6] Etymology


        In a 1954 essay in Harper's Magazine, Sylvia Wright described how, as a young girl, she misheard the last line of the first stanza from the seventeenth-century ballad "The Bonnie Earl o' Moray". She wrote:
        When I was a child, my mother used to read aloud to me from Percy's Reliques, and one of my favorite poems began, as I remember:
        Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands,
        Oh, where hae ye been?
        They hae slain the Earl Amurray,
        And Lady Mondegreen.[4]

        The correct lines are, "They hae slain the Earl o' Moray / And laid him on the green." Wright explained the need for a new term:
        The point about what I shall hereafter call mondegreens, since no one else has thought up a word for them, is that they are better than the original.[4

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        • #5
          As a mate of mine Victor would sing........100 Children Mainly boys and girls

          S.H.B. 100 Children Brave boys and girls
          The mind is everything. What you think you become.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dinny View Post
            As a mate of mine Victor would sing........100 Children Mainly boys and girls

            S.H.B. 100 Children Brave boys and girls
            What was the song Dinny ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bojangles View Post
              What was the song Dinny ?
              100 Children ...By Tom T Hall....
              The mind is everything. What you think you become.

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              • #8
                Not sure if these count. Wash your back .Take That Want you Back.

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                • #9
                  Money for nothing and the chips are free.Dire Straights. Everytime you go away you take a piece of meat with you,Paul Young. ( Chicks ). ( Me )

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                  • #10
                    when the moon hits your eye like a piece of pie. Dino.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ob1kenobi.23 View Post
                      when the moon hits your eye like a piece of pie. Dino.
                      Is that not right

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DP Kilfo View Post

                        Is that not right
                        That's what we always sang back in the 50s till we were told Dino was saying Pizza.
                        We had never heard of a pizza

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                        • #13
                          Peter Kay

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bojangles View Post
                            Peter Kay
                            Very , very good , his facial expression add to it also .

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                            • #15
                              That was absolutely hilarious

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