Verboticism: Songfusion

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

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

Nosila - 2009-05-05: 22:23:00
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: 22:32:00
Hey, Secret Asian Man would be a great theme for a Jackie Chan movie!