Mondegreens Ripped My Flesh
9 July, 2008
I never knew these were called mondegreens – learn something new every day! A great collection of them can be found on the sfgate.com site.
Here at the Center for the Humane Study of Mondegreens, we’ve been toting up the entries and applying the latest statistical correlative methods, even using our toes, to arrive at a semi-definitive answer.
We believe that the most frequently submitted Mondegreen is still “Gladly, the cross-eyed bear” (known in the real world as that fine old hymn “Gladly The Cross I’d Bear”). A close second is “There’s a bathroom on the right,” a mishearing of “There’s a bad moon on the rise” from the old Creedence Clearwater song “Bad Moon Rising.”