Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 08:10:52 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Mondegreens
Ohio University Electronic Communication
Date: 06-Oct-1995 02:07am EST
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From: Stephanie Hysmith Dept: English
HYSMITH Tel No: 614-593-2743
I just discovered Pullet Surprise in Fromkin and Rodman and so was pleased to
recognize the term in the recent discussion and delighted to learn about the
demise of Lady Mondegreen. It reminded me of a medical journal article that
listed some of the self-diagnosed illnesses of emergency room patients.
roaches of the liver
are all I can recall. I have a new one from my neighbor, though. He was
telling me about someone suffering from oldtimer's disease. Makes sense to me!
Yes, this all reminds me of the joke about the man who punched out the
doctor when the doctor announced that the man's wife had "acute angina."
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu