Autour du Mondegreens

Mondegreens is the term for mishearings of song lyrics. For instance, many people mishear the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Bad Moon on the Rise" as "Bathroom on the right".

The Language Log notes that a new spin on this old phenomenon is for people to find foreign language videos and then to interpret the lyrics as if the people were speaking in English. The linguists are calling this "Autour-du-mondegreens" ("autour du monde" means "around the world" in french).

One of the classics of this new genre is a Dutch children's video, which is construed in English as having the recurring lyric "Fart in the Duck" (Warning: the captions are NSFW):



And here's an example in which lyrics are transliterated from English into Bulgarian gibberish:



(via Segal Books)
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 24, 2009
     Category: Music





Comments
the first one was funny, the second one was freakin' hillarious! :lol: question- why was paula sticking a pencil up here nose? :sick:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/24/09 at 07:42 AM
10-4 Scotty. You got it right.

Way back in the day (before most of y'all were born) this girl in my high school was heard to exclaim that there was a new song Giggy Poo which happened to be her pet name for the current boy toy.

Here's a link to what it really was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmY6PtQUMOo
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 08:49 AM
Wait! There's more! Oh, so much more! Follow the Ken Lee clip over to you tube. I've not laughed so hard since I read about that red neck shot his nuts off trying to use a 22 bullet as a fuse in his pick-em-up truck.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 10:01 AM
Dutch, damn it KDP!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 12:02 PM
canukgirl :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 01:09 AM
yossarian i think you're on to something there. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 03:50 PM
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