Verboticism: Manglelyric

'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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MANGL-ehr-ick

Sentence: Chatsworth fancied himeself quite the singer and loved to entertain at parties and reunions though he had no idea family and friends referred to his style as 'manglelyric' since he botched many of the words of songs, and though unintentionally so, he was at his comedic best when doing impressions of his favorite singer, the French crooner, Morris Chevrolet.

Etymology: Blend of mangle and lyric

Points: 1073

Comments: Manglelyric

Jabberwocky - 2009-05-05: 11:19:00

Nosila - 2009-05-05: 22:20:00
Thank Heavens for Little Girls, they grow up in the most excitful way!

Mustang - 2009-05-05: 22:45:00
LOL...yes they do and you've captured morris in a most exciteful way.

dochanne - 2009-05-06: 01:06:00