Mondegreens

Try these spoonerisms for example: She's still keeping up fainting paces What
you just said was a lack of pies He pulled on his cat flap That's a bad salad you
just sang Do you have a plaster man for the pleating and humming? Please
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Mondegreens

Mondegreens

A mondegreen is a word or phrase which, when spoken or sung, is misheard as another word or phrase, often resulting in a hilarious outcome. Most people have heard of the famous mondegreen, 'send three-and-fourpence, we're going to a dance', the surprise request of a troop of soldiers who actually said, 'send reinforcements, we're going to advance'. The most common causes of confusion are song lyrics, as puzzled listeners struggle to work out why The Beatles were singing "The girl with colitis goes by" ('The girl with kaleidoscope eyes'), but mondegreens are not only found in songs and poetry, but also in everyday life. For example, the lady who rang the hospital asking for Sir Michael Spears, when, in fact, she was actually enquiring about cervical smears. "Mondegreens" is a side-splittingly funny collection of wonderful and absurd mishearings, put together in an elegant package that is certain to appeal to English language aficionados everywhere.

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Mondegreens
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: J. A. Wines
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-28 - Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

A mondegreen is a word or phrase which, when spoken or sung, is misheard as another word or phrase, often resulting in a hilarious outcome. Most people have heard of the famous mondegreen, 'send three-and-fourpence, we're going to a dance', the surprise request of a troop of soldiers who actually
The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: J. A. Wines
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1800 - Publisher:

Books about The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...
The Humming Birds
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Lucinda Roy
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

The fifth winner of the Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, selected by Lucille Clifton.
Ho Hum
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Lucinda Roy
Categories: American wit and humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher:

Books about Ho Hum
With Fabric and Thread
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Joanna Figueroa
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-08 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Provides instructions and photographs merge sewing and quilting techiniques into twenty chic projects that even beginners can accomplish them.

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