03 July 2009

Mondegreen - beware: neither funny nor interesting

I apologise for the lack of blog posts. I have nothing of note to blog about. I am enjoying surrounding myself with positive people right now, trying not to get nervous before each doctor's appointment, resting whenever I possibly can and spending the rest of my time trying not to let my lack of energy and the current propensity of my children to do nothing but FIGHT to colour my outlook onto the brave new world of having three children.

So, in the absense of anything else to blog about, today I bring you a nonsensical sort of Mondegreen.

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Sonny Ma-Jiminy (singing): Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man,
Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man ...? (searching for the last line.)

Daddy: Oh, did you learn that song at Kindy? Do you know the Muffin Man? Who lives on Drury Lane?

SMJ: No!!! (as if 'Silly Daddy, that's not it!!')

- pause -

SMJ: Oh! Yeah! (singing again)
Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man,
Do you know the Muffin Man, or senton-turen-lein.

Daddy (trying not to laugh): Who Lives On Dru-ry Lane ...

SMJ: That's what I said.

Daddy: Oh, okay.

(a minute later)

SMJ (knowledgeably): Yes, I know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man,
Yes, I know the Muffin Man ... or senton-turen-lein.


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Mr de Elba and I were trying not to crack up. However, written out here, it makes little sense and would fail to raise a smile. It isn't even a real Mondegreen, for goodness' sake.

What a waste of a blog post.

10 comments:

Heather said...

That's totally one of those "Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" sort of things (sorry, haven't clicked to see what a mondegreen is - if that is the definition then there you go).

We love Kiddo's versions of various song lyrics, like when she thought the song was "Ah Dada Sea" instead of "Under the Sea" (sung by, of course, Ah Dada until she finally learned his name is Sebastian). We frequently will sing HER versions of things instead of the "right" way.

:D Hang in there!!

Jen said...

I thought it was funny. I totally snickered. ;)

Heather said...

And there you go, that IS the proper definition. (Yes, I clicked the helpful link there........)

I'm a genius and I don't even know it! ;)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Loved your comment on my blog!!

My nipples ARE fine! My story would NOT have had a happy ending if they were not!! :)

Hallie

Femina said...

Well, *I* laughed.

Cazbam said...

i must admit that i actually "lol'd". Little kids are so adorably funny sometimes :)

Now....i must go follow that link to find out what a "mondegreen" is....

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Now, that's a winner! ♥

Hippomanic Jen said...

Of COURSE Daddy was wrong!

Crazy Sister said...

Glad to add "Mondegreen" to my vocab. There's a lot of that going on at our house... well, any house with kiddies.

Sassy Britches said...

Mondegreen goes on at MY house, and it's just ME living there!