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A mondegreen is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song; the listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar and make some kind of sense. American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in 1954, writing about how as a girl she had misheard the lyric “...and laid him on the green” in a Scottish ballad as “...and Lady Mondegreen”. “Mondegreen” was included in the 2000 edition of the Random House Webster's College Dictionary, and in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2002. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added the word in 2008. Examples in other languages include those cited by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in the Hebrew song “Háva Nagíla” (“Let's Be Happy”), and in Bollywood films. A closely related category is a Hobson-Jobson, where a word from a foreign language is homophonically translated into one's own language, e.g. cockroach from Spanish cucaracha. For misheard lyrics this phenomenon is called soramimi, a Japanese term for homophonic translation of song lyrics. An unintentionally incorrect use of similar-sounding words or phrases, resulting in a changed meaning, is a malapropism. If there is a connection in meaning, it can be called an eggcorn. If a person stubbornly continues to mispronounce a word or phrase after being corrected, that person has committed a mumpsimus.
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Further reading Connor, Steven. Earslips: Of Mishearings and Mondegreens, 2009.  Edwards, Gavin. Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy, 1995. ISBN 0-671-50128-3 Edwards, Gavin. When a Man Loves a Walnut, 1997. ISBN 0-684-84567-9 Edwards, Gavin. He's Got the Whole World in His Pants, 1996. ISBN 0-684-82509-0 Edwards, Gavin. Deck The Halls With Buddy Holly, 1998. ISBN 0-06-095293-8 Gwynne, Fred. Chocolate Moose for Dinner, 1988. ISBN 0-671-66741-6 Norman, Philip. Your Walrus Hurt the One You Love: malapropisms, mispronunciations, and linguistic cock-ups, 1988. ISBN 978-0-333-47337-5
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