MONDEGREENS

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"

    Mondegreen:
    "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!

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

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