Deck the halls with Buddy Holly....

Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2008 03:00 am
A thread for the mildly deaf amongst us.

The technical name for a misheard lyric is a 'mondegreen'. Christmas carols are no exception....

Who hasn't wondered who 'Round John Virgin' was? Or why we might have 'Chipmunks roasting in an open fire'. Or even after building a snowman, we might just 'pretend that he is sparse and brown'.

Give up your lexicological confusions, A2Kers!
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Mr Stillwater
Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2008 03:02 am
Of course, we all know that in the Middle East it is common for agricultural workers employed in ovine husbandry to wait until after nightfall to commence laundering their hosery.

Why else would it be that "While shepherds washed their socks by night'???
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Mr Stillwater
Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2008 03:08 am
Another carol gives us those valuable clues to how angels are generated. It would appear that quite like many other species of winged creatures the embryonic angel is kept warm in its egg by the parent, who vocalises during this all important stage in their lives.....

How do we know????

"Sing choirs of Angels
Sing on eggs all stationed"
Region Philbis
Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2008 07:14 am
@Mr Stillwater,
"I'm a pool hall ace..."
~ from Every Step You Take, by The Police

older threads --
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Tai Chi
Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2008 08:33 am
"Later on, we'll perspire
As we dream by the fire..."

(Walking in a Winter Wonderland)

My dad was the king of intentionally mangling lyrics.

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