"roach" = 'joint' butt--anything before 1938?
sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Mon Nov 17 02:06:06 UTC 2003
So, does this qualify as the first "Mondegreen?" :)
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From: "Jesse Sheidlower" <jester at PANIX.COM>
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Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: "roach" = 'joint' butt--anything before 1938?
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 07:04:49PM -0500, Sam Clements wrote:
> > Yep. The Meyer Berger story(which I haven't, but should have read).
> > What did he screw up?
> Among other things, the song "If you're a Viper" is playing in
> the background, and he transcribes it partly as "Dreamed about
> a reefer five feet long,/Mighty, immense, but not too strong,"
> as opposed to the actual lyrics, "The mighty mezz, but not too
> Jesse Sheidlower
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