Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Levusti, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. The Mondegreen game!

    Post a mondegreen and see if the next person can solve it!

    What is a mondegreen? Its a misinterpretation of a phrase because it sound so much like other words! The Wikipedia page shows examples, but I'll give two here.

    Mondegreen: "Ice Bank Mice Elf"
    True Phrase: I spank myself.

    From the 1943 novelty song "Mairzy Doats"

    "Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey"
    True Phrase:
    "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy."

    Mondegreens can be hard to decipher alone. A GREAT tactic is to QUICKLY read the mondegreen aloud to a friend without letting them see the words. Because they're processing this without the written language, they're more likely to hear the true phrase!


    Lettuce plate who gather!! (Let us play together!)

    "Dare easy fur in two sticks claws herd Anna broad their."
    #1 Levusti, Feb 10, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015