16 Aug 2021

Word: Mondegreens or 'Slips of the ear'

From Lately, 10:45 pm on 16 August 2021

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Did you ever see the lyrics of a song and get a surprise to see how different they were to what you thought the artist was singing? On tonight's Word segment, Professor Paul Warren from Victoria University of Wellington joins Karyn to discuss Mondegreens, mishearings or 'slips of the ear'. He will explain where the term comes from and how Mondegreens happen. 

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Photo: Professor Paul Warren