Word of the Week (WOW) 21st June, 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. . It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

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mondegreen\noun\mɒndəɡriːn\plural noun: mondegreens\

1. a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song

2. A mondegreen (also sometimes spelled “mondagreen”) is the accidental mishearing of a phrase in a poem, or song in such a way that it acquires a new, and usually humourous meaning.
1950s: from Lady Mondegreen, a misinterpretation of the phrase laid him on the green, from the traditional ballad ‘The Bonny Earl of Murray’.
1. “There’s a bathroom on the right” is a mondegreen of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”
2. “I led the pigeons to the flag” (for “I pledge allegiance to the flag”)

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    1. Another interesting and unusual word, Priya, which I’ve never heard before. I like the examples you’ve given regarding its meaning. 🙂

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