Sunday, July 19, 2009

Haiku contest!

Hearing lyrics wrong
Twists the meaning crazily.
Mondegreen haiku.

Announcing the first ever
Haiku Contest!

The theme:
Mondegreen, that weird phenomenon where mishearing a phrase from a poem or song produces a phrase with a whole new meaning.

The instructions:
Write a haiku (5-7-5) about a favorite mondegreen and submit it via the comments of this post.

Entries should be G- or PG-rated, and will be judged on creativity, humor, and technical merit. (In other words, it's completely subjective.)

The deadline:
July 31 2009, 11:59 p.m. EDT

The prize:
A $5 Coldstone Creamery gift card!

Here's one to get you started:

Billy Idol sneers,
Asks the faceless woman out:
"How's about a date?"


  1. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Ode to the most most famous mondegreen of all...

    Hendrix was not gay
    "scuse me while I kiss this guy?"
    apparently not

    (Purple Haze, 1967)

    Sweet condiment smell
    "Up from the gravy a rose"
    strange resurrection?

    (Christ arose, 1874)

    Tomlin likes to golf
    We raise up holy hands to...
    praise the hole in one?

    (Unchanging, 2005)

    Ok that should get the ball rolling...

  2. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Okay, I have two:

    Credence Clearwater:
    “There’s a bathroom on the right!”
    Not like a bad moon...

    Credence Clearwater:
    They do not need a penny,
    But they are pinheads

    Probably not the best you've gotten, but it's the best I got!

    Julie Weston

  3. Strength will rise? "You're the
    Defender of the week" -- um . . .
    A football award?

  4. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Canine Crusade Hymn:
    "Just as I am, without one
    flea..." I see that paw.

    Gerald Longjohn


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