Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 08/05/20 Mondegreen

Mondegreen (noun)
mondegreen [ mon-di-green ]


noun
1. a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem.

Compare eggcorn. See also malapropism.

Origin: 1954; coined by Sylvia Wright, U.S. writer, from the line laid him on the green, interpreted as Lady Mondegreen, in a Scottish ballad

What’s It Called When You Misinterpret Lyrics?
Have you ever heard someone sing the wrong lyrics to a song? There's a word for that.

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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