I was reading a really funny post on Beth Moore’s Blog titled Malapropisms. I admit, I had no idea what malapropism meant. Didn’t pick that one up in my English studies I guess. Well, it’s basically saying one thing when you mean another. A verbal slip – and a funny one at that.
Well this got me thinking a step further about song lyrics. Have you ever sung your little heart out only to be informed that the words aren’t right? I’ll bet the informer wasn’t nice about it either (ahem, Jason) They probably laughed at you, too. This is especially embarrassing if it’s a really serious song.
So my big melodious malapropism was to a song by The Who called Who Are You. I grew up listening to The Who, thanks to my groovy parents, but had apparently been singing the wrong words my entire life. So Jason and I were pretty newly married and watching one of our all time favorite shows, CSI (No clue WHICH CSI we were watching however) and the theme song, Who are You came on. As the music played and I started to sing along, Jason began to giggle and then full out laugh.
You see, I was not singing “Who are you? Who, Who, Who Who” Oh no…I was singing, “Cool Rider, Cool Cool Cool Cool”
He still teases me to this day.
So, I need a good laugh! Don’t you? Please share your Lyrical mishaps with the world.