Word of the day

18/05/2016

Mondegreen – a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song;  a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung;  a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning.


Word of the day

26/05/2013

Mondegreen –  the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning; a word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics.

Apropos of which, for years I thought Puff the Magic Dragon had a friend called Frolickin the Otomus (frolicked in the autumn mists).


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