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Mondegreen is a word that I first heard whilst watching a documentary about Ian Rankin, who was writing his next Rebus novel at the time. Rankin is rather a connoisseur of obscure words. For example, check out rebus.
I love the word mondegreen. It's a word I didn't realise I needed all my life until I heard it. Meaning:
The mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning.
For instance, whenever I listen to Mika's Any Other World, I am absolutely convinced that it's all in the hands of a bitter pizza man.