What’s your Favorite Mondegreen?

So what’s your favorite mondegreen? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary it is

“a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung”

Do you have a friend who never quite gets the song lyrics right?

A few more examples:

The ants are my friends = the answer my friend/is blowin’ in the wind
Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ in the Wind”

There’s a bathroom on the right = there’s a bad moon on the rise
Credence Clearwater Revival, “Bad Moon Rising”

The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary folk are collecting mondegreens. You can submit them through July 25 and they will share the best of them beginning on July 28.

Submit Your Mondegreen


Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
H. L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
US editor (1880 – 1956)

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