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Malapropisms and Mondegreens Contest Judged


Blog Posted:7/19/2013 2:39:00 PM
Malapropisms and Mondegreens 
Contest Judged:  7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Roy Jerden

Well, I took more time than Craig to get these results back, but I was still jet-lagged coming back from Paris. We were there for a week and got to celebrate Be Still Day and the French Revelation, saw the Eyefull Tower, the Louver and Moan Elisa, Versay, and took a crews on the Sane. My wife ate some ex-cargo, I had a knees wash salad and we all had real French Fries which they call palm fritz.

If I ever do a contest like this again, I'll loosen up the requirements and include homonyms and the like. Only one contestant actually used any mondegreens, but hopefully more people now know what one is (for all intensive purposes). Ideally, the best malapropisms or mondegreens are transparent and don't require an explanation, but it's tough when you are constricted by meter and rhyme.
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  1. Date: 7/22/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Just came home from a weekend away, and see my poem actually made it in spite of the most outrageous verses!!! Thank you for "getting" my efforts, Roy!! I'm not sure most even knew what the heck I was saying! (neither did I !! ) LOL !!! But thank you very much. What a fun challenge !! Congratulations to all the warped minds who are able to do this..!!!!!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:57:00 PM
    I surly do soap that no one is defended by these comets...

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:55:00 PM
    wow! I think Tim's gone crazy... LOL :-)

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 7/21/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You lot THAT light, Brenda! You letter relieve it...I'm lazy like a box!
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Please do not read this comment

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:05:00 PM
    And Abdulafeez!...What can I not say?...I'm speechlessly...Great humorless on replay here!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Wow Tim!...This is the best one I've read so far...

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:00:00 PM
    More! More! More! Hea-THER! Hea-THER! (whistles, applause)

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:58:00 PM
    Even MORE congratulations, Carrie

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:57:00 PM
    More congratulations Mandy!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Many congrats Constance!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Congrats Suzette!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Only three comments? This was a unique and challanging contest Roy and only three comments? Hmmm...Forgive me Roy but I just can't resist...

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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 4:14:00 AM
    Near Toy - I am so thankless that you secluded my poet on your sinner's list...Configurations to all the other dinners two

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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Thanks for my place Roy it was a tough one xx

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Thank you for a very fun contest, Roy. It brought back many happy memories of days when we tried to copy the lyrics of songs on seven singles (75's). English being my second language and being slightly dyslexic, made for some hilarious interpretations. This contest came naturally to me and I am pleased by the honoured bestowed upon me. In your next contest, you might consider including spoonerisms - it could be fun. I would like to draw everyone's attention to the hilarious comments left by our very esteemed Rim Tyson (Tim). Regards, Su

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