Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Remember the song I Have Confidence from The Sound of Music and how, as Maria is leaving the abbey to travel to the home of Captain Von Trapp, she sing-speaks the line
A captain with seven children. What's so fearsome about that?
Well, I misheard that line, if you will, for many years, misintreperting it as:
A Captain with seven children, what's a fearsome RUBBER BAT?
..I would sing out loud in that manner too, until a fellow SOM lover corrected me as we sat in her living room one evening watching it with a big bowl of extra butter popcorn between us..(that was pre- all natural eating, mind you)
Here's a rather funny example of such a misunderstanding but, on a bit of a larger scale:
In the same vein..
I've always been adamant about the fact that as the monkeys in The Wizard of Oz are marching up the stairway of the castle, they are most definitely chanting:
Am I right or...am I right?
So, has this happened to any of you?
If so, what song and what did you think it said only to find out much later, perhaps embarrassingly, that you were mistaken?
Sunny Side Up!,