New feature: Mondegreens

February 15, 2008 - 4:54 pm Comments Off on New feature: Mondegreens

A mondegreen is a misheard or misspelled phrase. It’s interesting to me to see the different sayings that people mangle, and makes me wonder if it is because we’ve evolved from an oral history->written history->back to oral history. So I figured I’d collect some of the ones I read on various internet fora, since I spend a (probably unhealthily) large amount of time on them.

To start out with:
“In this day in age” should be “In this day and age”
“Construction criticism” should be “Constructive criticism”
“One in the same” should be “One and the same”

What are your favorites?

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