Is Sir Mick clairvoyant?

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Offline Geezer

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Is Sir Mick clairvoyant?
« on: 27/11/2009 01:55:07 »
While trolling through some of my records recently (you know, the round things you put on a gramaphone*) I happened upon an album by the Rolling Stones. On it, Sir Mick Jagger sings that he "Can't get no status function."

Obviously, he is clairvoyant. Who knew anything about such things when the album was produced?

*ask your grandparents
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« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2009 02:51:16 »
That's almost a mondegreen ...

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The "top 3" mondegreens submitted regularly to mondegreen expert Jon Carroll are:

       1. "Gladly, the cross-eyed bear (from the line in the hymn "Keep Thou My Way" by Fanny Crosby, "Kept by Thy tender care, gladly the cross I'll bear") Carroll and many others quote it as "Gladly the cross I'd bear".
       2. There's a bathroom on the right (the line at the end of each verse of "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: "There's a bad moon on the rise")
       3. 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy (from a lyric in the song "Purple Haze", by Jimi Hendrix: "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky").
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen#Examples
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« Reply #2 on: 27/11/2009 03:11:03 »
Didn't Blondie do "The end is nigh"?

My nephew was convinced the Queen lived at "Bucket and Palace"

My son often admonished us by pointing out that our actions were "against the log"

(The last two are quite true)
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« Reply #3 on: 27/11/2009 13:22:33 »
For years I was convinced Madonna was singing "Poppadom Pete" not "Papa don't preach"!

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« Reply #4 on: 27/11/2009 16:24:33 »
The two mondegreens I remember most clearly were 'Holding back the ears' by Simply Red (Holding back the years) and 'Sue Lawley' by The Police (So lonely)
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #5 on: 29/11/2009 20:41:22 »
Another mondegreen from The Police was "a year has passed since I broke my nose".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeQ2yXE1mpU  @ 1:05

(actually "a year has passed since I wrote my note")
« Last Edit: 29/11/2009 20:44:17 by RD »