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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


1, 2 Step/Goodies album at Amazon.com
Missy Elliott's, "Get Ur Freak On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Haflinger
The Real Lyrics:
Head banga
The Story: I had this song on a CD I'd gotten for Christmas back in about 2007, and I knew she couldn't be just saying a random horse breed at the beginning of the song, but no matter how much I repeated the intro to the track I couldn't hear anything else. - Submitted by: A Nanny Mouse
Missy Elliott's, "Work It!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Is your premonition framstead?
The Real Lyrics:
['I put my thang down, flip it, and reverse it', played backwards.]
The Story: In my senior year of high school, I had an economics teacher named Mrs. Framstead. A little while later, I heard the song, and misheard the lyric, so everybody used it to annoy her. Then, I heard the real lyrics, but we still do the misheard ones to annoy her. - Submitted by: Park High Boy
Missy Elliott's, "Work It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I put my thing down flip it and reverse it.
It's yours if you get the pussy wet.
The Real Lyrics:
I put my thing down flip it and reverse it
Ti esrever dna ti nwod gniht ym tup i.
The Story: This is honestly what I thought I heard. I just thought it was electronically sped up a little in order to not make it so obvious. I'm a 42 year young guy and was recently singing it in my truck when it came on the radio here in Georgia. Alan, my friend in the passenger seat yelled, "What!?" and started laughing. He quickly told me that it was reversed lyrics and that I had it wrong. Once I realized he was right I cracked up! - Submitted by: Johnny B
Missy Elliott's, "Work It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Is the fern that I ordered in yet?
The Real Lyrics:
('I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it' played backwards.)
The Story: Some coworkers and I were just trying to figure out the words one day and this is what we came up with. That is, before we learned that the lyrics were just actually reversed. - Submitted by: Bennett
Missy Elliott's, "Work It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Is the fur on my furry nipple wet?
The Real Lyrics:
('I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it' played backwards.)
The Story: Some coworkers and I were just trying to figure out the words one day and this is what we came up with. That is, before we learned that the lyrics were just actually reversed. - Submitted by: Bennett
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