Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 08:10:52 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Mondegreens > Ohio University Electronic Communication > > > Date: 06-Oct-1995 02:07am EST > > To: Remote Addressee ( _mx%"ads-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" ) > > From: Stephanie Hysmith Dept: English > HYSMITH Tel No: 614-593-2743 > >Subject: Mondegreens > > >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. > Very-close veins > roaches of the liver > sick-as-hell anemia >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! > >Stephanie Hysmith >Ohio University 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." Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]