Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Evolution Of Language

Current mood: amused

Category: Writing and Poetry

One of my favorite songs - one I often feature on my home page - is the infectious "The Way You Move", by Outkast.

I googled the lyric (to see what words had been bleeped) and was surprised to find the first line transcribed on half a dozen websites as "ready for action, nip it in the butt."

Considering the context, the mondegreen (look it up, folks) makes perfect sense.