We are all accustomed to the phenomenon that a person might mishear a song lyric or other publicly recited phrase. “to the republic for Richard Stands.” “scuse me while I kiss this guy.” It turns out there is a name for this. It is called a Mondegreen.
What got me thinking about this, of course, was my recent blog article that mentioned Bad Moon Rising. “There’s a bathroom on the right.”
Anyway so now you can save up this really good word “Mondegreen” and put it to use in just the right setting.