Tuesday, February 28, 2017


In yesterday's article "CARLY", I used the word "MONDEGREEN";  several people asked for an explanation.  

Below is a Sue's News article published in 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." 

An example:  "The girl with colitis goes by" rather than "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes"from the Beatles song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

CLICK HERE to see my BLOG article MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK describing my gaffes as well as ones from others.

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