June 10, 2003
Well, Who Knew it Wasn't "~The girl with colitis goes by~"?

One of my very few talents is the ability to pick through accents and noise to understand what someone's saying, so while I might not be able to find the right key with a compass, map, and flashlight, I rarely suffer from "modegreens". What are those? Well, apparently they actually have a word now for what happens when you completely screw up the lyrics in a song because a) you're not really listening or b) the singer has, I don't know, gravel in their mouth or something. The ones they pick out (including the title for this bit, a mangle from "Lucy in the Sky") are definitely choice.

Posted by scott at June 10, 2003 06:24 PM

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I could be wrong about this, I think the actual term is "Mondegreens". There's a website of the better known ones http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
(like Hendrix's "'scuse me while I kiss this guy"). Anyway, reportedly the first one involved a song about Lady Mondegren which was popularly sung "laid him on the green".

My personal favorite is John Fogarty's "There's a bathroom on the right" (Bad Moon on the Rise).

Posted by: drlivipr on June 10, 2003 08:16 PM

Gah. Stupid typos. You're right. I need a new keyboard.

Posted by: scott on June 10, 2003 09:03 PM

"Clown control to Mao Tse-tung"? LMAO!

Posted by: Bogie on June 11, 2003 06:13 AM
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