Playing With / Mondegreen

Basic Trope: Misheard lyrics or dialogue.
  • Straight: "Troperia, my land and home" is misheard as "Troperia, my land and dome".
  • Exaggerated:
    • "Tropicana, Myron's cantaloupe".
    • Every verse is interpreted as something else to the point where the whole song changes meaning or loses it completely.
  • Downplayed: A minor word is misheard that doesn't change the meaning much; "The" to "Their", for example.
  • Justified:
    • The listener is hard of hearing or wasn't paying attention.
    • The singer isn't singing clearly.
    • The singer is using a language that the listener doesn't understand.
    • The recording quality sucks, and the lyrics got Lost in Transmission.
  • Inverted: The lyrics are intended to be pure gibberish, but are misheard to form coherent lyrics.
  • Subverted: A sharply out-of-place lyric is thought to be misheard, but is referenced later.
  • Double Subverted: It then makes references to the real lyric. It was misheard, after all.
  • Parodied: The singer writes Word Salad Lyrics to intentionally make the audience think they've heard wrong.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No line is misheard.
  • Enforced: The song's lyrics are printed as homonyms for Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Lampshaded: "You idiot, that's not the right word!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: The band like the mondegreen, so they say that people who heard that were right and perform the song with the new lyric, making an Ascended Meme.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Plotted A Good Waste: The singer bungles his diction on purpose for the sake of comedy or for the sake of alternate interperetation.
  • Played For Laughs: The singer is misheard to be singing about an embarrassing rumor that his audience has been suspecting for a while.
  • Played For Drama: Instead of a song, a diplomatic message is misheard and sparks a war.

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