[Ads-l] A "kiss-this-guy" kind of mishearing (UNCLASSIFIED)

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 15 18:05:19 UTC 2015


And I thought it was "Reverend Blue Jeans".  So did other people.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A_Decjm_no

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


 > Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 11:12:09 -0400
> From: thegonch at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: A "kiss-this-guy" kind of mishearing (UNCLASSIFIED)
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
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> There is a website devoted to mishearings:
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> http://www.amiright.com/misheard/song/
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> DanG
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> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
> william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
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> > Poster:       "Mullins, Bill CIV (US)" <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL>
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> > I wish you hadn't posted this, Wilson.  The opening bars of "Searchin'"
> > rem=
> > ind me of the Oak Ridge Boys hit "Elvira", and I can't get that song out
> > of=
> >  my head.  Classic Earworm.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> > > Behalf Of Wilson Gray
> > > Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:58 PM
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> > > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > > Subject:      A "kiss-this-guy" kind of mishearing
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> > > Those old enough and hip enough may recall an R&B tune from 1957 titled
> > > "Searchin'," by The Coasters. It was in the ordinary call-and-response
> > > style of black singing, the call being
> > >=20
> > > "I'm searchin' "
> > >=20
> > > and the response being
> > >=20
> > > "Gonna find her."
> > >=20
> > > A friend claims, for years, she heard the response as,
> > >=20
> > > "Call a panda,"
> > >=20
> > > causing her to expend mind-hours trying to make the connection between
> > > searching for one's lost love and calling a panda to help one do it.
> > >=20
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > > -----
> > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > -Mark Twain
> > >=20
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