Off-topic: Fun with words


We've all misunderstood words and phrases, like "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy" for "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" in the fabulous Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. But Mental Floss and its commenters have me laughing out loud with some of the mondegreens they came up with. Some of my favorites:

    I once had someone with a thick N’Yawk accent tell me something cost “a nominal egg.” Only later did I realize he was saying “an arm and a leg.”

    When I was a really little kid, whenever they said “Hosanna in the highest” at church, I thought they were saying “lasagna in the highest.” I thought it meant everybody ate Italian food in heaven. It made sense - I mean, the Vatican’s in Italy, right?

    I caught my sister-in-law singing in the car to CCR’s Bad Moon on the rise, “theeere’s a bathroom on the right!”

Gotta love these. I know I have a million of them, but can't think of any just now...

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