posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 04:54 AM
All these links are from pages on Wikipedia.
A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase.... Scuse me while I kiss this guy (from a lyric in the song "Purple Haze," by The
Jimi Hendrix Experience: "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky")
A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and
rose (past tense of "rise")
The term eggcorn was coined by a professor of linguistics, Geoffrey Pullum, in September 2003, in response to an article by Mark Liberman on the
website Language Log, a blog for linguists. Liberman discussed the case of a woman who substitutes the phrase egg corn for the word acorn, and
argued that the precise phenomenon lacked a name. Pullum suggested using "eggcorn" itself as a label for the class of error.
A malapropism (also called a Dogberryism) is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often
humorous utterance. An example is Yogi Berra's statement: "Texas has a lot of electrical votes," rather than "electoral votes".
It's possible to flow these I think.
2 in 1s. Pronounce two words in one sound.
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