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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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Moundofgreen

Created by: Eightbhall

Pronunciation: Mound-of-green

Sentence: Billy had been told that the classic Two Ronies Fork Handles scetch was based on a moundofgreen, which was strange as he remembered it being set in a shop and not a grassy hill. Either way he had seen it so often that it was now no longer funny but tired and stale; a moundofgreen-and mouldy.

Etymology: A possible mondegreen of the word mondegreen.

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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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Songfusion

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: song - few - shun

Sentence: Leo, Saul and Carrie sang the 100 greatest rock ballads with great zeal and songfusion. Some of their favs' were Knockin' on Evan's Door, Only the Homely and Lady Hen Read. Although their harmonizing, music and enthusiasm was contageous, their lyrics were often quite different than the originals and often quite amusing. http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/pages/best_balladsddd.html

Etymology: song, confusion, fuse (blend: mix together different elements)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I have a friend who spent years singing "Robbin the cashbox" for Rockin the Casbah" - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-05: 09:39:00

I always thought it was f--- the Casbah - actually if you listen closely you'll probably agree with me - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:22:00

I always thought Johnny Rivers' sang "Secret Asian Man"...I mean really listen to those words and you would think the same! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:23:00

Hey, Secret Asian Man would be a great theme for a Jackie Chan movie! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:32:00

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Tunerr

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: toon-air

Sentence: The kids loved it when Mr. Bevilaqua stood up in front of the class and tunerred the national anthem "....Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze..."

Etymology: tune (song) + err (misinterpret, distort)

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Mangledupinblues

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: mang eld up in bloooze

Sentence: His mangledupinblues were frequent and severe, often leading to bouts of drinking alone in the basement of his hovel, wishing he was back home, awash in his subterrainian homesick booze

Etymology: tangled up in blue, mangled

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COMMENTS:

nice Dylan references - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:18:00

Ah the times, they are a chainging! - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:12:00

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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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Lieric

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: lie-rik

Sentence: it was only years later that he realised that singing 'Gold Blank Sign' on new years eve was a lieric embarrassment.

Etymology: lie, lyric

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-05: 11:17:00

Should Bald Acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind... - Nosila, 2009-05-05: 22:13:00

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Audiosyncrasy

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: its quite simple...audio+syncrasy

Sentence: The song he sang was hilarious because of his very own audiosyncrasy..

Etymology: audio = hearing idiosyncrasy = peculiar habits audiosyncrasy = song was "mis-listened" and peculiar lyrics were inserted into the song...

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Ballbadear

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bahl bad eeeer

Sentence: his hearing loss turned him into a ballbadear, but when he first heard "tangled up in poo" he became a dylanquent

Etymology: balladeer, bad ear

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Mimicrong

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: mimikrong

Sentence: "'Wrapped up like a douche,'scuse me while I kiss this guy, A wizard or a whale.' you mimicrong constantly Brad!" "I never mimicrong! I saw it in a movie Sam, he defintiely says 'She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean.' AC/DC was named after computer parts!"

Etymology: Mimic(To Coppy) + Wrong(Incorrect)

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Comments:

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