Sunday, June 17, 2012
Because our Facebook seems to be the main source of communication between House 8810 and our awesome followers, we have decided to no longer post on this here blog. It saddens us to see it go, but we feel we will be able to work more efficiently on other happenings at our House 8810. To stay up-to-date with what's going on with us, to see what's new, and to find out about promo codes and sales, please, like us on Facebook. To thank you for being loyal followers (or call it a parting gift), we are offering you, our readers, 10% off AND free shipping now through June 30. Use code BlogLove10. We will miss our little talks and hope this will help with the healing process.
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|Mondegreen's are my FAVORITE!!! I'm a lyric looker-upper. I love knowing the lyrics to songs. So when I hear people using the wrong lyrics it makes me smile. When I saw this book, I knew I had to have it! It is hilarious! The title brought back memories of college when my roommate and I would sing this song to each other. Who wouldn't want Tony Danza to hold them closer? I"ll give you a few more excerpts from this book but first, want to know the origin of mondegreen? I did!|
Let's start with the definition:
a word or phrase that is misinterpreted as another word or phrase, usually with an amusing result
|And now the origin:|
Coined in 1954 by Sylvia Wright, a writer from the US. It comes from the line laid him on the green, interpreted as Lady Mondegreen from the Scottish ballad 'The Bonny Earl of Murray'.
Some excerpts from the book:
Destiny's Child - 'Bootylicious' (no, that's not the mondegreen, that's really the name of the song):
"I don't think you ready for fish jelly"
Correct: "I don't think you ready for this jelly"
Coldplay - 'Clocks'
"Transfusion that never stops, the closing jaws and chicken pox"
Correct: "Confusion that never stops, the closing walls and ticking clocks"
Britney Spears - 'I'm a Slave 4 U'
"Let's go hide the mayonnaise"
Correct: "Leaving behind my name and age"
Prince - 'When Doves Cry'
"Maybe, I dress like my mother"
Correct: "Maybe, you're just like my mother"
Lastly, if you love mondegreens, you probably also love this commercial!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Join fleecy lambs, bright yellow duckies, and fuzzy white bunnies in festive attire as they have an Easter parade! This beautiful booklet of charmingly illustrated cut-outs from the 1930s, comes with animal figures, a little cart to put together, interactive Easter cards, and nut cups for an Easter party . . . at the value Golden Books is known for.