First coined by the author Sylvia Wright in 1954, when she misheard the Scottish ballad “The Bonny Earl of Moray.” The lyric “they had slain the Earl of Moray and had laid him on the green,” she thought they had said “Lady Mondegreen”, hence the word.
We’re all guilty of committing mondegreens, right? To this day I still have no idea what the lyrics to “Blinded by the light” are!
Can you think of some other funny mondegreens?
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