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'The pants are blowing in the wind'

DEFINITION: n. A misheard or misunderstood lyric, which gives the song a completely different meaning than originally intended. v. To misinterpret a song because you "hear" different words than the ones actually being sung.

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Singawrong

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sing a rong

Sentence: His singawrong in Dallas ended when he sang "Reminds me of my doctor's glove, Deep in the Heart of Texas".

Etymology: Sing a long (informal group singing of popular songs) & Wrong (incorrect;not appropriate for a purpose or occasion)

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You really know how to do a singawrong Alison! Opps I mean Nosila...lol too funny... - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-05: 01:48:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:20:00

Sounds like a Jackie Chan Musical to me...and I rov Jackie Chan! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:16:00

hyperborean I love this one. So simple and perfect. - hyperborean, 2009-05-06: 10:23:00

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Mystlyrical

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mist/leer/i/cal

Sentence: One of the funniest mystlyricals I've heard was an interpretation of a line from the Eagles Hotel California 'On a dark desert highway, cool whip in my hair'

Etymology: mystical (secret)+ lyric + missed

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It's a lot like verbotomy...You can check out, but you can never leave! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:17:00

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Misunderheard

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-under-herd

Sentence: Grandma shrugged, "You kids today with your hippity-hop and stupid lyrics -- why when I was young we had songs with meaning!" She sighed wistfully and began to sing to herself, "Knock, knock, knocking on Kevin's door." Grandpa stood up, "You've been singing that song wrong for the past 50 years, old woman. It's "Knock, knock knockin' on heaven's door" for crying out loud." "Well, I guess I misunderheard the lyrics, excuuuuuse me. And if you correct me again in front of the grandkids you'll be knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door sooner than you think."

Etymology: misunderstood: improperly understood or interpreted + heard

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COMMENTS:

wonderful word... - mweinmann, 2009-05-05: 08:34:00

I just noticed that you used one of the same song title's in your sentence as I did....only I think Kevin is funnier tha Evan!!! - mweinmann, 2009-05-05: 08:34:00

There's a herd of misunderheard today! Goodjob, mrsk! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:15:00

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Wrongbird

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rôngbərd

Sentence: Marsha is a regular wrongbird. She and her friends love to go out to the local karaoke bar and sing their hearts out. Often her vanity that prevents her from wearing her glasses combines with her active imagination to create a hysterical new set of lyrics. "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"

Etymology: wrong (not correct or true) + songbird (a bird with a musical song)

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Melohdear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mel o deer

Sentence: Jackie Chan was motivated by a 1966 hit by Johnny Rivers. He said it inspired him to play the tough guys in all his many movies. While learning the English language, the melohdear which inspired his career was "Secret Asian Man"!

Etymology: Melody (tune;musical notes in sequence) & Oh Dear (worrying phrase when something goes wrong, like Oh, My;Oh, Drat, etc)

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Misconsturpulate

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: mis-con-sterp-you-layt

Sentence: History Lesson: Dylan didn't want people to misconsturpulate "Subterranean Homesick Blues," so he wrote key lyrics on flash cards and displayed them during the song ... and filmed the whole thing. The music video was born.

Etymology: misconstrue (to misinterpret) + extrapolate (to infer [unknown information] from known information) + my quirky spelling and pronunciation sound funnier

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flawless, once again, word, etymology, and as always the sentence - DrWebster111, 2009-05-06: 00:31:00

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Adversapropism

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Add verse à propism

Sentence: Wayne was of those amateur guitarists who seemed to know only half the words of the songs in his repertoire. When he gave his son an impromptu rendition of what he *thought* was "Sonny Be Good", his wife gave him the nickname "Dog Berry"

Etymology: Verse: component of a song that isn't a chorus. Malapropism: misuse of words, often humorously. Adverse: That doesn't sound quite right does it?

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clever combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:13:00

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Inaudiblexic

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: in - od" e be - lek - sik

Sentence: Once again, Patrick's inaudiblexicness had him removed from yet another concert, as it was annoying to both the other patrons as well the performer.

Etymology: inaudible (inabillity to hear correctly) + dyslexic (impairment, from result of brain injury)

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Eddievedderizm

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Eddie-Vedder-Iz-Um

Sentence: One day in 1992 a man named Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready wrote a hit song called yellow ledbetter. "Did he just say wizard or a whale?" "Box or a bag?" Or "Potato waven?" Who cares its EddieVedderizm.

Etymology: Eddie + Vedder + Izm

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Answerblowsinyourwind

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: An-sir-blows-in-your-wind

Sentence: Dylan,sings as people hear Answerblowsinyourwind missing the meaning.

Etymology: Answer: A reply to another person or people by singing or speaking or as a written reply,as to a question. Blows: To cause to move by means of a current of by expeling (air) from the mouth as in singing. In: Located inside;inner,incoming; inward.(such as in your mind in your ears or memory) Your:Of, belonging to, or associated with you. Wind:Moving air carrying sound (In this case lyrics of music that blows like a wind through your mind as you process what you think you are hear. Such as > "The Answer My Twin Is Bowling In The Bin" :)~

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that was an exhausting etymology but worth getting to the end to read the last bit - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:17:00

Ah come on Jabber...you know you have enough time to read...LOL! OK JUST foryou I broke it down to a smaller etymology :) Thx though for liking atleast part of it :)) I can't help I'm a detailed artist...hehehe - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-06: 06:58:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-04: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mrskellyscl (misinterpreted words) and by abrakadeborah (misinterpreted meanings). And of course, by Bob Dylan's classic song about doing the laundry -- Blowing in the Wind ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-05: 01:02:00
Thank you James~ Cartoon was great! & To mrskellyscl,Oh how I can relate to that one! I have an ex boyfriend that no matter what song he hears NONE of the words match as he tries to sing along! Too funny! :) LOL

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-17: 00:36:00
Today's definition was suggested by mrskellyscl. Thank you mrskellyscl. ~ James