Transparent Angling Ferrets

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 :-)


  1. In Sixpence None the Richer's "Down at Out of Time," the lyric is "I aim my cannon at you ready or not."

    If you look for this lyric on the internet, the best you'll find is "I aim my kettle at you"

  2. LOL! Great start to my day to see this post, dear one.

    As my hearing isn't so good either, I never publicly try to say or sing song lyrics without checking them out first!

    love ya!

  3. I think I have that problem with lyrics as well. And oops, I have sung the wrong ones out loud on occasion.

  4. So I ran across an addition to the creative hearing as I was driving home tonight... "There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do." I will let you figure out what song that is from. ;)


  5. I just stumbled on this post because (as it is Christmas time) I was listening to Celine's version of Ave Maria and I could've sworn I heard her say the EXACT same thing. So I Googled those words and your post popped up. Good to know I'm not the only one who might be hearing things. :)

  6. Hahaha! Thanks, Jessica. I'm also glad to know there are more of us. :)


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