Chatting on the show today about how some people really stuff up lyrics. haha.
I am so not judging, I am very guilty of proudly singing some of the most incorrect lines ever. Sometimes though, it is understandable, because they just sound the same. It’s called a ‘mondegreen’. And I think they are KAK funny.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. It most commonly is applied to a line in a poem or a lyric in a song. American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in her essay “The Death of Lady Mondegreen,” published in Harper’s Magazine in November 1954. “Mondegreen” was included in the 2000 edition of the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary added the word in 2008. The phenomenon is not limited to English, with examples cited by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in the Hebrew song Háva Nagíla (“Let’s Be Happy”), and in Bollywood movies.
The unintentionally incorrect use of similar-sounding words or phrases in speaking is a malapropism. If there is a connection in meaning, it can be called an eggcorn. If a person stubbornly sticks to a mispronunciation after being corrected, that person has committed a mumpsimus.
This video had me crying with laughter… I hope you will enjoy it too. And, if you’d like to see more of these great misheard lyrics click on here to get to the kiss this guy/ kiss the sky page.