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Mondegreen

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Mondegreen

A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase such as a line in a poem or a lyric in a song.
Here a few to start:
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Just let me state for the record - misheard as Just let me staple the vicar
Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart
Say you love me - misheard as Sage & Onion
Desmond Dekker - The Isrealites
Misheard as Me ears are alight
Phil Collins - Against All Odds
We shared the laughter and the pain
We even shared the tears
Misheard as
We shared the laughter and the pain
We even shared the cheese

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Re: Mondegreen

wondered if there was a name for a miss-hear
two I remember
"just a spoonful of sugar makes the elephant go brown"........julia Andrews
and
"I was born under a warm green star"...lee marvin
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Re: Mondegreen

I'll be a xylophone waiting for you  The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
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