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Not sure if the title explains it, but

This woman I knew wrote a recipe that had Farmer John's cheese in it. She said we could get it at the farmer's market stand that specialized in cheeses. I went up and asked for it and got a bag label Parmesan.

I laugh every time I see a container of the cheese in my fridge.

Anyone else encounter something similiar?

Eric
 
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We're coming to your town, we'll pull your panties down, we're an American Band!!

hmmm... or maybe it's "we'll help you party it down" ???
 
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You might enjoy the archive of misheard lyrics
 
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I laugh every time I see a container of the cheese in my fridge.




I'm more afraid of how long that cheese has been sitting in your fridge.

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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
[Eric:] I laugh every time I see a container of the cheese in my fridge.

I'm more afraid of how long that cheese has been sitting in your fridge.


In my experience, there's no need to worry until the cheese starts laughing back at you.
[ July 23, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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Ah, these are called mondegreens, and there's a million of them. English is probably especially prone to them because of homophones and such. One launched a series of children's books featuring, "Olive, the Other Reindeer". (You know, the one who used to laugh at poor Rudolph.)

The word mondegreen is a tribute to Lady Mondegreen from the poem:

They have killed my Earl of Murray
And Lady Mondegreen

which is actually

They have killed my Earl of Murray
And laid him on the green.

So, mondegreen is itself a mondegreen, and a tribute to a lady that only existed in the mind of its coiner.
 
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