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    The ants are my friends. Not

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    I've just had my hearing tested.
    The results are worse than I anticipated (for my age).

    But have I always had trouble hearing?
    Mishearing lyrics to songs tells me maybe yes.

    We all know Bob Dylan sang
    "The ants are my friends, they're blowing in the wind"

    But these are some of my very own personal misheard lyrics

    Teenager In Love -Dion and the Belmonts
    Once I stabbed a teenager in love
    (Why must I be a teenager in love)

    Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson
    Napoleon...the world lost its pants
    (should be: Napoleon...tried to conquer the world, but lost his pants)

    Take a Message to Mary -Everly Brothers
    Don't tell her I fell in the jam
    (but don't tell say I'm in a jam)

    The Court of King Caractacus
    The ladies of the court of the ornithorhynchus
    (The ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus)

    Mull of Kintyre -Paul McCarthy
    O mistrall of infamy
    (O mist rolling in from the sea)

    Everybody - Vanessa Amorosi
    Come to the MTIA
    (Absolutely everybody)
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    Lyrics deciphered - confused no more.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pcLnuEpQ1yg
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    I rather liked the mondegreen versions of a lot of the older songs...

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    Jimi Hendrix singing Purple Haze " 'scuse me while I kiss this guy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I rather liked the mondegreen versions of a lot of the older songs...

    Mal.
    I must confess to never having come across the term until your posts. But yes, songs are much funnier that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    I must confess to never having come across the term until your posts. But yes, songs are much funnier that way.
    Goes back to when I used to watch the ABC's "Spicks and Specks" show...
    Often came up as one of the quiz items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Goes back to when I used to watch the ABC's "Spics and Specs" show...
    Often came up as one of the quiz items.

    Mal.
    And even further back, to the UK show 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', on which Spicks was based
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    Never watched the UK show but never missed an episode of our Ozzy show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Never watched the UK show but never missed an episode of our Ozzy show...

    Mal.
    Never mind those Buzzwhatevers....this is the most memorable Spick and Speck for me...

    Ladies and Gentlemen, direct...from the Adelaide Mall...the one...the only.... Barry Morgan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OHRxZcfYFE

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    These were great...
    I think he made 2-3 apprearances and were all terrific.

    Mal.
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    Hi robusto,
    Got a good chuckle with "the ants are my friends". But enough is enough. Could you now post the instructions for deleting it out of my head.

    Ps please don't tell me I'm stuck with it.
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    It's not exactly a Mondegreen (thanks to R. Rude Esq.) but 'Another Nun Bites a Duck' always come to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Hi robusto,
    Got a good chuckle with "the ants are my friends". But enough is enough. Could you now post the instructions for deleting it out of my head.

    Ps please don't tell me I'm stuck with it.
    You're stuck with it. I know what it's like.... and why my dental bills are high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Hi robusto,
    Got a good chuckle with "the ants are my friends". But enough is enough. Could you now post the instructions for deleting it out of my head.

    Ps please don't tell me I'm stuck with it.
    Science has shown that the universal cure for earworms is to sing the "Chicken Dance" to yourself whenever the earworm recurs.

    The cure for the "Chicken Dance" earworm is presently unknown but a monotonically increasing number of people are searching for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    I've just had my hearing tested.
    The results are worse than I anticipated (for my age).

    But have I always had trouble hearing?
    Mishearing lyrics to songs tells me maybe yes.
    Gee...what a difference a week makes. As originally posted last week a hearing test at a shopping centre had me worried after showing I had "significant" hearing loss....even allowing for my age.

    Today I had a follow-up test by a doctor of audiology and got a completely different result which negated that first one.

    It shows my hearing is not only quite normal for my age, but hasn't changed since the last exhaustive one 3 years ago.

    Now to celebrate with a couple of high C's from Pavarotti and all the bells and whistles of Beethoven's 9th.
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    Congratulations Robusto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto View Post
    Gee...what a difference a week makes. As originally posted last week a hearing test at a shopping centre had me worried after showing I had "significant" hearing loss....even allowing for my age.

    Today I had a follow-up test by a doctor of audiology and got a completely different result which negated that first one.

    It shows my hearing is not only quite normal for my age, but hasn't changed since the last exhaustive one 3 years ago.

    Now to celebrate with a couple of high C's from Pavarotti and all the bells and whistles of Beethoven's 9th.
    Pleased to hear it Robusto, hearing loss happens soon enough.

    As a matter of interest, were the original testers selling hearing aids?
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    Yelta...That was my suspicion. They do sell them if the second test --also conducted at the same place-- confirms the need for aids. I had both tests done at this one place but the good doctor said I don't need them.

    Honest enough I guess....and confirms my own "diagnosis".

    It's just that the tv sounds a little muffled sometimes. I now suspect it's more the fault of these flat screen panels where there is no sufficient physical depth for proper speakers.

    The picture of tvs is getting better and better....but unfortunately sound is being sacrificed in the name of ultra slim fashion.

    (Incidentally...only kidding about the high C's...you would be pretty deaf not to hear that relatively low "high" pitch)
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    A mate of mine (a retired doctor, who should have known better) had his hearing tested at a shopping centre. Surprise, surprise, they concluded that his hearing was impaired and in need of urgent attention. $4,000 later he had a hearing aid which did very little to improve his hearing and, despite being custom fitted, wouldn't even stay put.
    So, congratulations robusto, for having dodged that bullet.
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    Yeah, pretty well have to connect the TV through your HiFi sound system or acquire a decent 2.1 system generally targeted at PC users. Some work very well; just a matter of doing some research or visiting your local preferred electronics retailer and listen to some of them.

    Mal.
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    Yeah Mal, I almost did that on the 55" family room tv in question-- buying a sound bar that is.

    Instead I deployed my unused but high quality amplifier and a couple of fairly good bookshelf speakers. Far better quality.

    Unfortunately the amp is from the 1980s when digital input audio, HDMI or bluetooth were unheard of. Just RCA. And on my 2011 TV the only compatible audio out is a headphone jack.

    It all works extremely well...but occasionally there is annoying crackling from the phono to rca at the TV. And having to switch tv and amp separately can be a pain ( lazy, aren't I).

    So more often than not I can't be bothered using the amp.

    But on my loungeroom setup I can shake the neighbourhood with 5.1 dolby surround sound. Huge 12" cones, amplified sub woofer...and even 96" projected screen ( when the 60 inch feels too small!!)

    Great for music listening too!
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    Glad to hear that you have it covered mate...

    Mal.

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    Coincidentally I just played my favourite mondegreen version of all time.

    The singer could not sing "In the Garden of Eden" so it turned into Iron Butterfly's big hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - to the extent I have three different versions of it from them.

    I also like Boney M's two cover versions.

    TampIt

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    That would be in the spirit of Rock and/or Roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    Coincidentally I just played my favourite mondegreen version of all time.

    The singer could not sing "In the Garden of Eden" so it turned into Iron Butterfly's big hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - to the extent I have three different versions of it from them.

    I also like Boney M's two cover versions.

    TampIt
    Found this tidbit on YouTube comments, fwiw.
    Originally this song was recorded by Iron Butterfly and written by band member Doug Ingle, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. It was supposed to have been named "In The Garden of Eden," but the singer was drunk and slurring his words and the garbled name stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    The singer could not sing "In the Garden of Eden" so it turned into Iron Butterfly's big hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
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    Thanks for those two great memories.
    Barry Morgan (and his organ) is a legend. I can remember how he cracked us up when we first saw him on "Spicks and Specks".
    The Simpson's "In a Gadda da Vida" is yet another classic Simpsons p155tak3.

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    Yes that first outing by Mr Morgan was unbelievable. Those facial expressions were priceless.
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    A couple more...

    The Pub with no Beer -Slim Dusty
    The pope with no beard

    Maverick TV show theme
    Riding the wind to Noreegun
    (Wild as the wind in Oregon)

    Justice in New Orleans
    (Nachez to New Orleans)

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    ....And another, sort of...

    In Close Encounters of the Third Kind when the US authorities are about to communicate with the alien ships through music, someone says "Play the pytones"

    Well, that's what I always heard him say, and for decades I unsuccessfully tried to find out what this musical instrument called the pytones was. Some kind of keyboard?

    It was only last year when playing that segment of the film, with subtitles, that I was shocked to learn the man had actually said "play the five tones"!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZj7gUIO-2k
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