Olive, the Other Reindeer and Other Misunderstood Christmas Lyrics

Did you know that misunderstood lyrics have their own special word? They are called “mondegreens.” The neologism was coined in 1954 in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar when a woman named Sylvia Wright discovered, to her surprise, that the last line of a famous Scottish ballad was “and they laid him on the green”, and not, as she had always…

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