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Shelley Fabares', "Johnny Angel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Johnny Angel, how I love him
How I tinkle when he passes by.
The Real Lyrics:
Johnny Angel, how I love him
How I tingle when he passes by.
The Story: When I first heard this as a child, my mind made no significant distinction between 'tingle' and 'tinkle'. I would have thought of them as virtually the same thing, so this would have been an utterly trivial mishearing. It only became funny later when I learned how kids of a younger generation than mine use 'tinkle' to mean to pee, an epithet unknown to me as a child. - Submitted by: Dierdre Collins
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