In case you couldn't tell by the title, this post is for amusement only.
I bring this topic up because Beth texted those words to me today, in this sentence: "How 'bout them transparent angling ferrets?"
Perhaps some of you may remember my commenting here once about my frequent mis-hearing of song lyrics. In case you don't, let me repeat: I have always had a problem hearing lyrics and getting them correct. It's better if I just look them up.
The above line, for instance, comes from the Alanis Morissette song "Thank You" and what she really says is "transparent dangling carrots."
In reply to Beth's text message, for anyone who wants to know, I said "They go well with ghosts and gravy." "Ghosts and Gravy" for a long time was all I could make out of the song "Constant Craving," which I didn't like much anyway. Hopefully it doesn't run through my head all night now.
My most recent lyric mistake has occurred listening to Celine Dion sing Ave Maria. She performs that beautiful hymn fabulously, but she can't possibly be saying "The monkey caverns, they're so happy."
*sigh* ...there's nothing like a little creative listening :-)