The Most Common Misunderstood Lyrics in Music (Mondegreens)

mondgreen - chasing penguinsWe’ve all done it. We’ve all sung along to a song, or been confused by the lyrics, only to realize later that we misunderstood the lyrics in the first place. This is called a mondegreen. A “mondegreen” is “a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung” (Merriam-Webster, 2013). Per Merriam-Webster (2013), the word mondegreen comes “from the mishearing in a Scottish ballad of ‘laid him on the green’ as ‘Lady Mondegreen'”.

In honor of “Lady Mondegreen”, has created this infographic that lists the top 10 mondegreens.

What mondegreens are you guilty of?

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