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#1 2013-12-02 22:30:12

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 937

Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

When we are asleep we dream…..Dreams are nothing more then a silent urining for a different aspect on life
http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1175863

For many centuries she stood there watching, dazying, urining for something she could not have.
http://fubar.com/s/bp2/812/

I think its fine, Well ita quite cute. As long as he’s not urining for nasty things it will be ok.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/the-gd/ … .70628935/

Thats astonishing. That right there is my dream guitar! Oh how I urine for that!
http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/show … n-Les-Paul

I suspect the perps wonder what urine has to do with it.

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#2 2013-12-03 14:32:39

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2118

Re: Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

That one moves the pointer on our forum weirdmeter a notch or two.

Why do you call it a mondegreen?

Last edited by kem (2013-12-03 18:11:57)

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#3 2013-12-03 15:15:36

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 937

Re: Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

I’ve adopted DT’s wider definition of mondegreen, viz. a mishearing of a word or phrase that radically changes the meaning, within or without the confines of song. It’s hard for me to see this one as an eggcorn, though I sense that there is something there, potentially, in my most visceral inner ardent secretions.

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#4 2013-12-03 16:31:56

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 633

Re: Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

Urining? Wow! Things are getting bladder and bladder around here.

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#5 2013-12-05 19:49:38

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1758
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Re: Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

Did I tell you all about the (truly very sad) occasion when my sister’s colleague’s son had committed suicide and the family had opted for cremation? My sister and another colleague attended the memorial service/wake and at one point the colleague commented how odd it was to attend such a service without the casket there. “They didn’t even have a urinal with the ashes in it,” she added.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#6 2013-12-05 19:57:43

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1758
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Re: Bummer mondegreen for "yearning"

I just spent a couple of days (as I periodically do) in a place where the outhouse is about 90 steps (87, to be exact, and very slippery steps when it rains as it often does) down a steep mountainside. One naturally avoids visiting it unnecessarily, particularly in the middle of the night. (This time they had parked a donkey at one point in such a way that the trail passed less than a meter from its hind legs: one would hate to startle the animal in such a situation.) Anyhow, given such memories, lying in bed and trying to restrain your urinings does not seem such a farfetched wording, to me.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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