Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 08:57:16 -0400

From: "Winfield, Laurie" lwinfield[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RINET.HUNTON.COM

Subject: Re: Mondegreens

Yeah, but what the heck is a mondegreen? Am I dense or what?


From: American Dialect Society

To: Multiple recipients of list ADS

Subject: Re: Mondegreens

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 1995 8:12AM

If you say pyulitzer, you would never have misheard the prize as "Pullet

^^^ ^^^^^

Surprise." Guess this whole thing didn't make much sense, then.

I say pyulitzer but don't have any trouble recognizing pullitzer as a

yankee variation of the same word. So "pullet surprise" works fine.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]