Mondegreen was the inspiration for anchor Katie Couric's tribute to Merriam-Webster on CBS. It is a standard annual feature to publicize the dictionary's vocabulary updates of new entries. Mondegreen was Couric's favorite, meaning mishearing lyrics. She quoted Bob Dylan's "the ants are my friends" and the Beatles' "Lucy in the sky with Linus." Tina Turner has my mondegreen. I thought she was singing about the style of romance enjoyed by the denizens of South Central Los Angeles: Watts Love.
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