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Weekend Word Wrap: misheard words

David K. Israel
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Many of you might recall last year's post on mondegreens [misheard song lyrics]. Here's how it started:

Long before I ever knew what a mondegreen was, I used to think the lyrics of David Bowie's "Suffragette City" went like this:

Hey man, oh leave me alone, you know Hey man, oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta Hey man, I gotta straighten my face This malaprop chick's just put my spine out of place

Of course, now I know the original malaprop chick is actually a "mellow-thighed chick," and my head hangs low in shame.

Today's Word Wrap tackles a similar phenomenon, misheard words.

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So I ask you, loyal Word Rappers, what embarrassing misheard words do you have to share with us?

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