Posted by: episystechpubs | November 7, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Hollandaise! Salivate!

It’s my favorite time of the week—Mondegreen Friday! We have over 200 new subscribers to the Editor’s Corner this week. For you new folks, mondegreens are misheard song lyrics. For further explanation, you can see these two articles on the Editor’s Corner website:

· https://episystechpubs.com/2014/09/19/editors-corner-marvelous-mondegreens/

· https://episystechpubs.com/2014/11/07/editors-corner-lady-marmalade-and-lady-mondegreen/

Today’s selection of mondegreens is brought to you by Hit Me with Your Pet Shark: Misheard Lyrics of the 1980s, by Charles Grosvenor Jr.

Song Title Artist/Group Mondegreen Actual Lyrics
Kids in America Kim Wilde We’re the kids in a marathon We’re the kids in America
Hello Lionel Richie Sharon, is it meat you’re looking for? Hello, is it me you’re looking for?
Dancing on the Ceiling Lionel Richie People starting a clown waltz People were starting to climb the walls
Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie Playing games with the dog Playing games in the dark
Our House Madness Our house was our hassle and our heap Our house was our castle and our keep
Crazy for You Madonna Strangers making the most of my dog Strangers making the most of the dark
Holiday Madonna Hollandaise! Salivate! Holiday! Celebrate!
Down Under Men at Work Traveling on a flight with Gumby Traveling in a fried-out combie
Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson And no mustache for the man and his clippers And no message could have been any clearer
Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson Annie are you Oakley,
Are you Oakley, Annie?
Annie are you okay,

Are you okay Annie?

Thriller Michael Jackson ‘Cause this is dinner,
Dinner knife
‘Cause this is thriller,
Thriller night
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson You’re the same mama-san from Arkansas Mama se, mama sa, ma ma coo sa

And here’s one I remember from another book, but I’m not sure which one:

Song Title Artist/Group Mondegreen Actual Lyrics
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson Mamma say mamma saw
my moccasin
Mama se, mama sa, ma ma coo sa

Kara Church

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