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Mondegreens are in the dictionary!

And in honor of the rise of the "mondegreen," newly printed in the latest edition of Merriam-Webster's, I present you with a classic example... or multiple:

Low in the gravy lay, Jesus my Savior
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord....
Up from the gravy a rose! With a mighty triumph or his toes!
He arose a victor from the dark domain
And he lives forever with his saints to reign (or rain, or rein...)
He arose... He arose... Hallelujah, Christ arose!

At least we're not messing up Hallelujah....

And that is why you always look up the lyrics to songs. Otherwise, you might end up with a whole smorgasbord of erroneous, but hilarious, possibilities. Click to read the blog post that inspired this one! The comments there are too funny.


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