Something Like Mondegreen

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Something Like Mondegreen 

 

Pondering About Mondegreen

 

 

Something Like Mondegreen 

 

 

I don't know how it happened.  I mean I can't point to the exact moment or the specifics of the most recent example.  Mondegreen is the word(as defined by Merriam-Webster online) used to describe the mishearing or misinterpreting of words.  For me this is typically evident with music but it can occur when writing or speaking too.  I mean this happens all the time mind you.  But enough to be annoying.  And funny too.  

 

 

I explored this self-diagnosed malady in an ActiveRain post in 2014 -  "Last Night I Dreamt of Some Bagels" .   I still "suffer" from it. Those around me - when not giggling or raucously laughing - are still witnessing it too.  Suffering I imagine in their own way.   

 

These days mondegreen occurs for me while pondering and sometimes it is expressed out loud when attempting to communicate. Stuff happens, right? Back to pondering. 

 

Although being mindful and staying alert is a part of the plan.  Examples of mondegreen are bound to follow from time to time.  I mean you gotta laugh.  

 

 

Of course, using the right words is important in our daily communication(in writing or when spoken).  Effective communication matters.  A lot.  So I hear.  

 

 

 

 

The photo in this post was taken by Michael Jacobs at Tournament House also known as the Wrigley Mansion, on South Orange Boulevard in Pasadena, CA.   You make likely recognize the home as it gains a lot of attention each January as it is the home ofThe Tournament of Roses Association.   It is included here, not as example of mondegreen, for no reason at all.  

 

 

Something Like Mondegreen

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
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Morning Michael.

Thank goodness, I thought it only happened to me.  

May 15, 2019 02:20 AM #4
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Okay Michael got it, but what happened to the bagels. Pondering minds want to know!

May 15, 2019 04:21 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Okay, I'll admit it, Michael. Mondegreen is totally new word for me!

May 15, 2019 04:21 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michael. You head must spin a lot. The flowers are nice. Enjoy your day.

May 15, 2019 04:40 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Michael,
I did not know this word. I have known people who are habitual mondegreen sinners. Would that make them Mondegreeners? A

May 15, 2019 05:05 AM #8
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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Michael, mondegreen is a new word for me. I definitely experience it from time to time. Thank you for teaching me a new word today. 

May 15, 2019 05:32 AM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Well I learned a new word. I guess we all have to deal with things in life that we would rather not.

May 15, 2019 05:43 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Laura Cerrano  - perhaps with so much driving and a lot of it solitary it becomes more conducive to this creation.

Endre Barath, Jr. - thank you.  Maybe the gremlins were on your end or have now disappeared(as we know that happens here on ActiveRain from time to time).  The photo appears now. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson -- it only seems fair for me. After all you have introduced some new words to me and to us in your AR posts. 

May 15, 2019 05:52 AM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - not at all.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - there were no bagels.  With my selective hearing I thought I heard bagels when it was something entirely different.  

Nina Hollander - me too until the power of an Internet search introduced me to it. 

May 15, 2019 05:58 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheila Anderson - head-spinning, sticking my foot in my mouth....I have many "tricks of the trade" it seems.

Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel - maybe....  - and now you know what to call it the next time it happens.  

Amanda S. Davidson - and now you know what to call it the next time it happens.  

Sharon Lee - I'll survive(lol). I have been "inflected" with it for quite some time.  

 

May 15, 2019 06:07 AM #13
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Brian England
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Hmm, I had no knowledge of mondegreen, but thanks to you, now I do!  I hope that your day is mondegreen free!

May 15, 2019 11:51 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England - I think mondegreen may be a part of my life.  Like it or not. It's all good.  

May 15, 2019 11:54 AM #15
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Michael- count me in as someone unfamiliar with that word. I am sure that I have been guilty of it though. I've also had to pull my foot out of my mouth on occasion. Those darn flip flops are heck trying to get out!

May 15, 2019 12:12 PM #16
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Michael Jacobs
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Kathy Streib - like you I have pulled my foot from my mouth on more occasions than I can remember.  I don't wear flip-flops - do slip on shoes count?  I think so but asking for a friend.  LOL

May 15, 2019 01:09 PM #17
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Michael Jacobs - As we get more "seasoned", I have found that some do not hear some wavelengths of sound and misunderstand a word or two....or three!

May 15, 2019 01:40 PM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - "more seasoned" is such a gentle way of describing the aging process.  

May 15, 2019 02:09 PM #19
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hey it happens to all of us.  I concur about song lyrics - we can go a lifetime assuming the wrong words as we sing along. My mom sings, " I am the pie in the sky..." Instead of, the "Eye in the Sky." I kind of prefer her version. 

May 16, 2019 09:25 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - in addition to my "Bagels" mistake one of my first song mishaps that I remember is "Homecoming For Walter" rather than "Smoke On The Water".  It made sense to me.  

May 16, 2019 11:29 AM #21
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Sharon Tara
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I've seen lists before of common misunderstood/misheard song lyrics. They can be quite funny.

May 20, 2019 09:47 AM #22
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - I've also seen such lists and they make for good entertainment.  

May 20, 2019 10:12 AM #23
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