Saturday, March 16, 2013
A Facebook friend posted that she sings the wrong lyrics to "Smells Like Teen Spirit," much to her husband's consternation. I wrote to her that there's an actual word--MONDEGREEN--for that problem; MONDEGREEN means: a word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, usually in song lyrics. See the article from A.WORD.A.DAY (Wordsmith.org). CLICK HERE to see my BLOG article MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK describing my gaffes as well as others'.
noun: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics. For example:
"The girl with colitis goes by" for "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes" in the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".