Posted by: episystechpubs | July 2, 2021

Editor’s Corner: Special Edition

Good morning to the few of you who are in the office today!

I bought a book about mondegreens yesterday since I know most of you get a kick out of the misheard song lyrics. This book is called Mondegreens: A Book of Mishearings, by Jacquie Wines. I read a chapter with the Pledge of Allegiance, our national anthem, and other related topics and I thought that the Fourth of July weekend was the perfect time to share. The correct line of the song or pledge is first, followed by the misheard lines. Enjoy!

I pledge allegiance to the flag…

I pledge a lesion to the flag…

I led the pigeons to the flag…

I pledge a lesson to the frog…

And to the Republic for which it stands,

One Nation, under God, indivisible

And to the republic for Richard Stans

Once naked, under God, in a dirigible

And to the republic for witches’ dance

One potion, under guard, invisible

With liberty and justice for all.

With liver tea and dresses for all.

With Libby’s tea and just us four small

With little tea and just rice for all

And then there is the marred Star-Spangled Banner, from Francis Scott Key.

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

Jose, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

O say, can you see, by the danzalay light

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight

Who brought stripes and fried stars, through the barrel of Sprite

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

O’er the land of the free and the home of the Braves?

Or the lamb of the free and the home of the brave?

From America the Beautiful, we have these:

And crown Thy good, with brotherhood

And crown Thy good Red Riding Hood

And crown Thy good with Robin Hood

From sea to shining sea

From sea to Chinese sea

And, this last set is actually from the Australian national anthem, but why not?

Australians all let us rejoice / For we are young and free

Australians all own ostriches / Four minus one is three

Australians all let us be boys / For we are young and three

Australians let us all meet Joyce / For she is young and free

Australians all eat ostriches / For we are young at three

Australians all eat sausages / For we are young and free

Happy holiday weekend!

Kara Church

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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