Thursday, August 21, 2008

mondegreens - top misheard lyrics

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Such misunderstandings, or mishearings, are called mondegreens. The term is a reference to the 17th century ballad The Bonnie Earl O' Murray, in which the final line 'and laid him on the green', can be heard as 'and Lady Mondegreen'.

Sting, 56, beat the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Queen and David Bowie in the online poll of 2,000 music fans.

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