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Shy Anne Y. Ohming

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:18 am

Does anyone know shy Anne Y. Ohming? Lovely girl, I've heard. Lives somewhere out west, they tell me.
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Re: Shy Anne Y. Ohming

Postby sluggo » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:05 am

Dr. Goodword wrote:Does anyone know shy Anne Y. Ohming? Lovely girl, I've heard. Lives somewhere out west, they tell me.


Yes, isn't she Kelly Reaaaado's neighbor?
They're both kinda square, man...
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:25 pm

Came very late to this discussion, researching mondegreen i found in James Gleik's book, The Information. I'm surprised no one tumbled to Pogo who was the master, e.g. deck us all with boston charlie, or bark us all bow-wows of folly. And good king saurkraut look out on your feets uneven. Then while shepherds washed their socks by night all seated round the tub. They go on and on. And so can I!
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:07 pm

....I remember a Dennis the Menace cartoon from
decades ago, as he looks at his treasure trove
on Christmas Morn: "Deck the Halls with Poison Ivy".
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby misterdoe » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:31 pm

"You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille,
Four hundred children, and crops in my field..."

Can you blame her? :lol:
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:57 pm

Very Pogo-esque. Growing up Pogo was not in our
daily newspaper, much to my chagrin, because when
traveling I loved to read it.
400 children, even 1/10 or even 4: what a handful,
or fieldful in this case.
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Postby misterdoe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:27 am

For a few years I thought the line really was "four hundred children," until I asked my dad if I was hearing it right. But you're right, four hungry children is still lots to handle. :)
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Postby misterdoe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:27 am

For a few years I thought the line really was "four hundred children," until I asked my dad if I was hearing it right. But you're right, four hungry children is still lots to handle. :)
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Postby misterdoe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:31 am

Do you folks know about kissthisguy.com? It's a site that collects mondegreens, and accepts user submissions. I haven't been there in awhile, but if I recall correctly they have articles on both "kiss this guy" (every so often Hendrix would stand next to his bass player as he sang the line, then peck him on the cheek) and "mondegreen."
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby Slava » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:01 pm

I was on Scopes.com just now and found this list of Christmas mondegreens.

I have to say, though, that many of them feel contrived to me. That is to say, not really mondegreens. Fun, though, and in keeping with the season.
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby gailr » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:16 pm

Yes, some seem very contrived. I rather like See the blazing Yulbie Forest, though.
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby Slava » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:26 pm

gailr wrote:Yes, some seem very contrived. I rather like See the blazing Yulbie Forest, though.

I was hoping it was a real place, but no such luck. :(
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby MTC » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:51 pm

Mondegreens are delightful mistakes which cannot be contrived anymore than the spontanity of a rainbow or a laugh can be recreated.
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:35 pm

My wife and I are both somewhat hard of hearing. Therefore we have some hilarious conversation. It might be fair to post a sign saying Mondegreen lives here!
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Re: MONDEGREEN

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:11 pm

Jose can you see by the dawn’s early light.

A child drew an illustration of "America the Beautiful ". He drew a purple mountain with a boy standing on top looking down on some airplanes with apples, oranges, and grapes attached to them. He explained those were the fruited planes.
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.
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