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Round John Virgin
07-18-2008, 01:23 AM
I'm a fan of word oddities. Anagrams--love 'em. Palindromes--can't get enough. And mondegreens--well, check the user name.

My favorite mondegreen at the moment is from the chorus to Sir Elton John's "Tiny Dancer":

Hold me clothes or tie me down, sir.
Count the head lice on the highwaaay . . . :D

What's yours?

07-18-2008, 01:28 AM
I'd respond and tell you the words I change in songs, but they are all explicit and well this is a public forum.


07-18-2008, 01:37 AM
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

07-18-2008, 01:46 AM
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

You mean that's not what he was singing. I'm going to have to tell Spooky.

How about:
Lucy in disguise with die mons.


07-18-2008, 01:56 AM
The girl with colitis goes by...

07-18-2008, 01:58 AM
How about the beginning of that Journey song Sherry?

Cinnamon gu-um!

07-18-2008, 02:03 AM
When I'm brown, and oh my nose is bleary
When truffle comes, and my hard burning free
When I'm still debating in the silos
Until you come and sleep around with me...

07-18-2008, 02:07 AM
clowns in my coffee, clowns in my cofee
you're so vain you prolly think this song is about you

07-18-2008, 02:11 AM
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

We walked on to my door
Then we did it on the floor


07-18-2008, 02:11 AM
I'd always thought the lyrics to the Madonna's song was:

Like a virgin, f***ed for the very first time.

No kidding. I seriously thought so.

07-18-2008, 02:18 AM
they're not?--s6

07-18-2008, 02:32 AM
My brother swore up and down the song from Caddyshack went:

Ham on rye. Don't nobody worry 'bout me. Why you got to give me a fight...

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-18-2008, 02:43 AM
There's a bathroom on the right!

07-18-2008, 04:04 AM
From the Ramones' "Go Mental" - "Staring at my goldfish bowl, popping peanut butter balls..."

Finally actually looked at the lyric sheet and realized it was "phenobarbital."

07-18-2008, 04:35 AM
Wound up like a douche that is running in the night--blinded by the light!--s6

07-18-2008, 08:48 AM
Blinded by the light,
wrapped up like a deuce, another runner in the night

and NOT- wrapped up like a douche, another odor in the night :idea:


Chauchat Butterfly
07-18-2008, 08:54 AM
The bright blessed day
And the dogs say "goodnight"
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

07-18-2008, 04:28 PM
From a friend who needs her hearing and/or head examined as much as I do:

"You're a Russian hedgehog, outta control
You're a Russian hedgehog, you got a new goal..."

(It's "rushing headlong," BTW...)

07-18-2008, 05:01 PM
Dave Barry's favorite, from the Beach Boys' Help Me, Rhonda:

Ever since you put me down
There's been owls puking in my bed.

Mine was the Moody Blues' Dear Diary, which I heard as Dead Irene.

Maryn, with some hearing loss early on

07-18-2008, 05:26 PM
How about some Joe Cocker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_MsrsKzMM)? Oh, and Pearl Jam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU). :D

07-18-2008, 05:37 PM
I was much younger when Jose Feliciano came out with his Christmas song. You know the one. Feliz Navidad.

Well, I thought he was singing:

"Her knees knocky knock. Her knees knocky knock."

Round John Virgin
07-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Feliz Navidad.

"Her knees knocky knock. Her knees knocky knock."

That is priceless! :D