Lady Rougepen Says: Check Out the Mondegreen Scene


Mondegreen: noun. Origin: English; 1950s. It’s a word or phrase, so often misheard that it becomes common to say it incorrectly. Examples:

Right: All intents and purposes Wrong: All intensive purposes

Right: It takes two to tango. Wrong: It takes two to tangle.

Many song lyrics get mondegreens!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit



I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

2 thoughts on “Lady Rougepen Says: Check Out the Mondegreen Scene

  1. Mark Schultz says:

    Thanks, Sean, those are funny. There is a similar problem in the music industry. It’s called Chronic Lyricosis. People mishear the lyrics to a song and sing it wrong for years. These have been well documented. “Tiny Dancer” has been sung as “Tony Danza” by a lot of people.

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